Growing Carnivorous Plants 101: How to Get Started

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Carnivorous plants are fascinating bits of flora, with over 800 known species across multiple taxa. In this article, you’ll learn what carnivorous plants require to thrive, from lighting conditions to irrigation needs. We’ll also go over the basic techniques to cultivate and care for these cool plants. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Butterworts

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With their attractive, sticky, and digestive-enzyme-secreting foliage, butterworts savagely consume insects to obtain the essential nutrients that they can’t absorb from the soil. The cherry on top? They make excellent houseplants. With our guide, you’ll be growing Pinguicula plants like a pro in no time. Read more.

How to Care for Dormant Pitcher Plants in Winter

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As carnivorous organisms, pitcher plants spend the growing season in harsh environments where other plants would die. Come winter, these plants take a well-deserved break from all that growing via dormancy. In this guide, you’ll learn how to care for a pitcher plant properly during this dormant period. Read more.

How to Water Tropical Nepenthes Pitcher Plants

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While tropical Nepenthes pitcher plants make stunning conversation pieces when grown in our homes, caring for them may prove to be a challenge for some houseplant enthusiasts. Watering appropriately is a common struggle, but it needn’t be! Read more now to learn the best practices to keep them thriving.

How to Grow Tropical Nepenthes Pitcher Plants Indoors

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Tropical pitcher plants may have caught your interest, whether you’re obsessed with houseplant keeping or planning to select just a few to bring home. As long as you understand their specific needs and you’re prepared to provide a moderate level of maintenance, you can learn to keep them healthy and thriving indoors.

How to Grow and Care for Pitcher Plants Outdoors

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Carnivorous pitcher plants are incredible in both form and function. Are you considering adding some to your landscape? Once you understand their distinctive needs, you’ll be ready to propagate and plant a few, whether in a naturally occurring wetland area or as part of your very own bog garden. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Sundew Plants Indoors

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Sundew is a carnivorous plant that has adapted to bog environments all over the world by sourcing nutrients in an extraordinary way. You’ll need to replicate the necessary growing conditions and learn its special requirements to keep it as a houseplant – but it’s worth it if you enjoy truly distinctive plants.

How to Grow a Venus Flytrap as a Houseplant

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The Venus flytrap is a marvel of the botanical world. While most plants feed from their roots and require nutrient-rich soil, this plant chooses to lure and devour insects to get what it needs. This incredible evolutionary trait has made it a favorite for those who collect and grow distinctive plants. Read more.