Tuesday, February 20, 2018

27 Feb

All you need to know about Carnivorous Plants!

Are you looking for something different and out of the ordinary? Carnivorous Plants will prove to be an unusual and exotic feature in your home or garden. They are also a fantastic, environmentally friendly form of pest control- eating the likes of flies, wasps and slugs!  Carnivorous plants are relatively easy to grow and are extremely hardy, some produce wonderful, delicate flowers.

Carnivorous Plants require regular watering and therefore will thrive in damp conditions. You can grow Carnivorous plants in your home as well as outside. Keep an eye on the soil, whether growing indoors or out, and ensure that you keep it moist at all times.

The key to planting anything indoors is to replicate their growing environment; this just needs a little bit of thought for Carnivorous plantsbecause they demand more extreme conditions than other plants. The best place to grow your Carnivorous plants indoors is a conservatory or inside a partially open terrarium which keeps humidity levels high. You can have a lot of fun with these Carnivorous plants, but they are surprisingly sensitive, so follow these top tips to ensure your plants thrive:

  • Carnivorous plants need to be planted in moist soil that’s slightly acidic if possible
  • Carnivorous plants like to be planted in full sun or bright fluorescent lighting. The light causes the plant to break out in wonderful purpled coloured blotches. Carnivorous plants have very sensitive roots so there’s no need to fertilize your plant.
  • If possible Carnivorous plants should be watered with rainwater or distilled water to prevent mineral build-up in the soil, which can damage the sensitive root structure.
  • Carnivorous plants are insectivores, and therefore catch their own food. So you don’t have to feed them anything extra!
We have plenty of carnivorous plants on offer. Our most popular, and without a doubt the most well known is the Venus Fly Trap. We also offer Pitcher Plants, Slug eating plantsSnail eating plantsSundew plants and fantastic collections!  

You can see our full range of carnivorous plants by clicking here!


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