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Growing Tips

General Carnivorous Plant Growing Tips

Soil: We offer both individual ingredients and mixes for all your carnivorous plant needs which can be found in our Growing Supplies section.  Each species requires it's own specific blend but most carnivorous plants should be grown in some mix...

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Seed Sowing Tips

Seed Storage: Store seeds in a dry, sealed plastic bag in a refrigerator until it's time to sow them. Germination rates decrease with time, but properly stored seeds may last quite a while. Most Drosera, Drosophyllum, and Byblis seeds last...

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Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) Growing Tips

Sun: Full to part sun.  It is common for several of the traps to "burn" and die back when you first put it into the sun, it is just getting used to the full sun exposure and it will quickly...

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Tropical Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes) Growing Tips

Sun:  Most Nepenthes enjoy very bright, diffused light or partly sunny conditions.  Many can be grown easily on a sunny windowsill.  Terrariums with high-powered fluorescent lights are easy to set up and ideal; we recommend four T-5 lights. Water:  In...

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American Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia) Growing Tips

Sun: Full to part sun.  It is common for the lids of the pitchers to "burn" and die back when you first put it into the sun, it is just getting used to the full sun exposure and it will...

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