Saturday, September 20, 2014

Carnivorous Plants, revisited

Until this past plant sale (9/18/14), we never sold many carnivorous plants, save for the occasional Venus flytrap. But this time around, I was able to propagate a large number of Nepenthes ventrata (Asian pitcher plant or monkey cups) as well as a few Sarracenia "Cobra's Nest" (North American pitcher plant).

Every single carnivorous plant (CP) I brought for the sale was sold! We will definitely have more for our next sale, and I am working on propagating other species for the spring, such as sundews and Mexican butterworts. In the meantime, I'll take more cuttings of Nepenthes and continue leaf pullings for Venus flytraps.

Nepenthes ventrata for the Oct 22 sale!
Nepenthes ventrata, almost 2 years old

S. "Cobra's Nest"

A VFT with red coloration
Australian sundew

Mexican butterwort

If you have any questions about how to care for your CPs, I would recommend that you take a look at our care sheet (adapted from the care sheet at the Flytrap Store).

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