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Old 07-19-2015, 08:36 PM
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im interested in trying some carnivorous plants


so for the longest time i have always wanted a Venus fly trap or some thing like that. Does any one have any experience with keeping carnivorous plants and if so what would you recommend a long time ago i had a venus fly trap and it didnt last long this was way before i had the passion for growing things like i do now. Also what other kind of carnivorous plants are there and are some easier to care for then others?
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:25 PM
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really no one has anything to say??
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:26 AM
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I'd suggest starting with Sarracenia ("Pitcher Plants"), from my experience, they are much more forgiving than VFTs.
There is some terrific info at the ICPS site:
http://www.carnivorousplants.org/how...Sarracenia.php
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:34 AM
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thanks for pointing me in the right direction
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:58 PM
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I have not had any kind of luck with the carnivorous plants, they always die really quickly for me :O.
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:12 PM
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Need alot of light and never tap water
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Old 01-08-2017, 02:44 PM
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They need spagnum peat moss soil it is acidic.They need rain water or distilled water. They do not need fertilizer, because they lure and catch bugs to food. some are cold hardy and tropical. Lots of great info on Youtube.
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:37 PM
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I had one growing in a pot containing dwarf papyrus in my pond filter, about and it did great until my granddaughter found it, won't know until spring if she managed to kill the whole plant or just forced it into dormancy, until it could recover.

Anyone know if they over winter in lower Missouri?
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:42 PM
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OK, just answered my own question.....

Venus fly traps are native to an area around Wilmington, North Carolina......

Or at least that's what my old book on carnivorous plants
says....:

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