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This sale is for 5 bare/loose rooted flowering size rhyzome of this plant. It will not come potted. You need to pot the plant when you receive it, so make sure you have the correct potting medium and pot ready. Potting medium and pots can be purchased from our Sundries page. Pictures are a guide only and not the exact plant you will receive, as we have many of them available.
If you order a quantity of 2 - you will receive 10 plants etc.
All plants are sent bare/loose rooted.
One botanical name tags is provided.
We have labels, pots and peat moss available for sale in other listings.
PURCHASING DURING WINTER
During the months of May to September, your Sarracenia will be in its dormant stage, and will NOT have any traps on it. You WILL receive a dormant rhyzome.
The last 3 photos on this listing show what dormant Sarracenias look like.
The first is a random Sarracenia unpotted with dormant traps (we do not send with dormant traps, as these need to be cut off anyway).
The second is a dormant rhyzome AS YOU WILL RECEIVE IT with the dormant traps cut off.
The third shows what the dormant rhyzome will look like once you pot it. It wont be long and you will see new growth begin to appear.
Read "GROWING INFORMATION FOR SARRACENIAS".
Sarracenia purpurea 100mm pot size x 5 plants
REPOTTING: 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. 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).
WATERING: Do not ever let your Venus Fly Trap 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: Venus Fly Traps 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: Venus fly traps 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. Venus fly traps don't like temperatures over 35 degrees celcius. Their growth stops at these temperatures and it is very hard to get them started again.
DORMANCY: During winter your Venus fly trap 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: Dionaea muscipula's flower in spring, and are white. Producing flowers takes a lot of effort, so many growers cut off the flower stalk early in growth.