Cultivating Carnivorous Plants by Natch Greyes

By Natch Greyes

Cultivating Carnivorous crops is the advisor for turning out to be:

  • Aldrovanda
  • Brocchinia
  • Catopsis
  • Cephalotus
  • Darlingtonia
  • Dionaea
  • Drosera
  • Drosophyllum
  • Genlisea
  • Heliamphora
  • Nepenthes
  • Pinguicula
  • Roridula
  • Sarracenia
  • Triphyophyllum
  • Utricularia
  • It includes an array of simple to appreciate courses to starting to be numerous carnivorous vegetation in a few diversified stipulations.

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For others, it means the creation of a carnivorous pond. For a very select few, it means either planting some plants directly outside, making slight modifications to the soil to allow for the planting of carnivores. Many growers live in climates that allow them to grow plants outside, although that may require the installation of a semi-permanent bog garden or carnivorous pond. In this section, I will cover the basics of Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Bog Gardens. creating those fixtures. In the case of both bog gardens and carnivorous ponds, it is wise to grow the plants in the intended location for an extended period (about a year) before creating a semi-permanent structure.

Feeding: Aldrovanda will naturally catch many aquatic creatures and should not be fertilized. • Temperature: Given the wide distribution of the species, it is important to know where the plants being cultivated are originally from or under what temperature conditions they have been successfully cultivated. Plants from tropical regions are unlikely form winter buds, or turions, and will die if exposed to freezing temperatures, whereas more temperate plants will form winter turions and 22 NATCH GREYES should be exposed to cold temperatures during winter.

A week before my 13th birthday, I managed to convince my grandmother to buy me one from the local hardware store. I promptly killed it, but not before I found a delightful book on carnivorous plants by Tony Camillari. His photographs inspired me to try again. I’ve been growing carnivorous plants ever since. 1 CULTIVATING CARNIVOROUS PLANTS In the weeks that followed my first foray into the world of carnivorous plants, I learned that where I lived in northeast Florida was prime carnivorous plant habitat.

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