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Carnivorous Plants - an introduction

carnivorous bog plants montage

 

Spring has sprung so you might be thinking about what plants you can keep this year?

What about something little different such as a carnivorous plant?

if you thought there was just the little Venus Flytap you are in for a surprise!! there are are some amazing interesting species from this family of plants.

With unusual forms designed for catching prey, and a vast array of shapes, colours and sizes from around the world. The best bit is they catcg them pesky annoying insects 😉

Its true that the average flytrap seems to die off soon after purchase; 😥 but with a little research and TLC they can actually thrive in your care🙂 - they just need slightly different requirements to other house plants.

please see our general guide to success on the very bottom of this page.

garden center plants

a great selection can now be found in most garden centers - the right soil for repotting them however is not so easy to come by.

 

Popular Types include:

the famous VENUS FLY TRAP

flytrap plant

pretty little SUNDEWS

sundew house plant care

or the very fascinating hanging - PITCHER PLANTS

unusual pitcher plant species

IDEAS FOR A SUPER TROPICAL HANGING BASKET SPRING TO MIND - A BIT MORE EXOTIC THAN PETUNIAS!! 😉

 

Sarrancenia

Sarrancenia potted plant

or perhaps the rather sticky BUTTERWORT

butterwort

 PRETTY DELICATE FLOWERS on BUTTERWORT

 

Although usually grown indoors - Did you know many species can be grown outside in the UK? and infact sundews are a native species. Flytraps and the other tropicals would need to be protected in winter when they enter a dormant period. 

bog plants

more bog plants on offer including Sarrancenia

We stock a great product for planting these types of plants which prefer moist yet well aeriated soil and little to no nutrients - slightly acidic.

CARNIVOROUS PLANT POTTING MEDIUM

growing the Venus fly trap and pitcher plants UK