2 x Venus fly trap @ $6
2 x Drosera @ $6
2 x Sarracenias @ $12 each
1 x Nepenthes @ $30
Plants are our choice of varieties (or let me know if there is something specific that you would like in the price ranges and I will let you know if not available).
You will receive 2 different plant varieties in each plant type + 1 Nepenthes.
Each plant will come with its botanical name tag.
Photos are just an idea of plants. They are not the exact plants that you will receive.
All plants are posted bare/loose rooted i.e. not in pots.
This pack can also be purchased as a Gift Pack With Extras with pots, sphagnum peat moss/perlite mix and nepenthes mix, which you will need to pot your plants when you receive them. If you require the extra items, do not purchase this pack, purchase the Gift Pack With Extras available in a separate listing.
Alternativerly you can purchase the Gift Pack With Extras + Book pack which includes the above plus a great book on Carnivorous Plants.
REPOTTING: For Venus Fly Traps, Drosera and Sarracenia: Use a mixture of 75% Sphagnum peat moss, and 25% perlite. Wet this mix thoroughly through first before potting your plant into it. The best time to re-pot is in the early spring when the plants are just starting to grow. However you can purchase and pot at any time of the year. Use a pot to suit the size of the plant, giving it enough room to grow for the following year, but not too big that it dwarfs the plant. The pH of the sphagnum peat moss needs to be about 5.5. TDS (total dissolved salts) should be 0 (zero).
For Nepenthes: use the Nepenthes mix included. Wet first.
WATERING: Do not ever let your Carnivorous Plants dry out. During Spring, Summer and Autumn sit it in a saucer of water, changing the water frequently. The water should cover the drainage holes of the pot. If your water is good enough to drink straight from the tap, then this is alright to use on your plant. If not you should use either rain, distilled or reverse osmosis water. In winter do not let the plant dry out but don’t leave it sitting in water all the time.
FERTILIZING: Do not fertilize with flies or insects. The plant must enjoy the "thrill of the chase", so that it releases it's digestive juices, to devour the insect.
We feed with a mixture of Seasol and Powerfeed. To one litre of water, we use 4 ml of Seasol and 2ml of Powerfeed.
DO NOT use any other fertilisers. We use this mix every 8 weeks from Spring to Autumn either watered onto the growing medium, or poured into the water tray beneath the pot.
LIGHT: Carnivorous Plants require a high level of light. A window sill inside the house that gets morning sun in summer and afternoon sun in
winter is an excellent position. Otherwise you can grow them in a terrarium, greenhouse, glasshouse or porch and some growers grow
them outside in the full weather.
HUMIDITY: Carnivorous Plants like humidity around 70-90%. A terrarium or glasshouse will provide this. But a warm sunny window sill will give you enough heat for the plant to survive.
DORMANCY: During winter your Carnivorous Plants will go into their dormancy period. They will stop growing and may even die back to
almost nothing. Do not worry. This is a natural occurrence and the plant must go through this period in order to stay alive and gain
strength to grow their spring traps and flowers. Cut off any dead leaves/pitchers at the base of the plant. In spring the plants will send
up their new traps.
FLOWERING: Carnivorous Plants flower in spring. Producing flowers takes a lot of effort, so many growers cut off the flower stalk early in growth.