Plant Care Information
Carnivory is a plant's method of providing the plant with
additional nutrients in a nutrient-poor environment. Most carnivorous plants
will respond better to more specific growing conditions. PDF files are
provided below which detail plant care for individual species that we offer.
As a quick reference, see the
General care guidelines in the section at the bottom of the
Speaking in general terms, most carnivorous plants require the same, basic
Care sheet list ] - [
General care guidelines ]
Carnivorous Plant Care Sheets
Care sheets for
individual genera of available carnivorous plants are located below, and
on the relevant product pages. All care sheets are provided in Adobe
Acrobat (.pdf) format.
Acidic, low-nutrient growing
media with good drainage to prevent root rot.
Sphagnum peat moss
Long-fiber sphagnum moss
Orchid bark (drainage)
Note: Purchase media cautiously; many commercial brands
of perlite and peat moss contain plant fertilizers and
fortifying additives that will kill your plants in a matter of days.
Carnivorous plant media mixes in the
Pots & Media
Water with less than 100ppm of total dissolved solids (TDS).
Tap water with <100ppm of
If you are considering using tap water,
please be certain to measure its TDS levels before using.
meter to measure your water TDS
levels in the
Carnivorous plants grow best in sunlight or cool, fluorescent light.
Compact fluorescent bulbs