Carnivorous Plants - an introduction
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.
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
pretty little SUNDEWS
or the very fascinating hanging - PITCHER PLANTS
IDEAS FOR A SUPER TROPICAL HANGING BASKET SPRING TO MIND - A BIT MORE EXOTIC THAN PETUNIAS!! 😉
or perhaps the rather sticky 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.
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