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Growing Tips

Dewy Pines (Drosophyllum lusitanicum) Growing Tips

Sun:  Full sun is best even on the hottest and driest of days. Water:  Use the tray method to water young plants.  For the first 6-8 months they should be kept damp at all times.  As they approach maturity, they...

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Bladderworts (Utricularia) Growing Tips

Sun:  Full to part sun.  Most bladderworts prefer a shady nook in the outside bog garden. Water:  Use the tray method for terrestrial and tropical bladderworts, keeping the soil wet. Temperature:  There are 226 species of Bladderworts and they grow...

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Butterworts (Pinguicula) Growing Tips

Sun:  Partly sunny growing conditions. Great for sunny windowsills. When grown under high intensity fluorescent grow lights many of them will blush so that the entire plant is glowing pink or red! Water:  All temperate and warm temperate species should...

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Sundews (Drosera) Growing Tips

Sun:  Full to part sun. Water:  Most sundews thrive on the tray method, which keeps the soil permanently wet.  A few prefer to be waterlogged.  Winter growing species require periods of complete summer dormancy, at which time the soil has...

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Australian Pitcher Plants (Cephalotus follicularis) Growing Tips

Sun:  Full to part sun.  They can be grown in terrariums under bright fluorescent light, we recommend a fixture with four T5 bulbs.  Water:  Use the tray method.  Cephalotus dislike long periods of being waterlogged, so it is best to...

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