Good quality carnivorous plants can be tricky to find. A good grower is the first thing to look for when purchasing plants online. Unfortunately it can take a bit of trial and error when finding a reputable nursery. Each have their own species they specialize in, and depending on the shippers location, the plant might be adjusted to that locations environment. I’ve tired many gowers during the years, below are a couple of the ones that have filled the garden.
Some people often mistake the foliage of Sarracenia for flowers. Here’s what they actually look like, the pedals don’t stay on as long, but the rest stays intact for a while.
Here’s what they look like when fully open:
New designs, fresh and hot off the printer! @ecken and @dingod have done it again with these awesome new prints.
The next prints will try to use the biodegradable PLA!
If your interested in what goes into printing, check out the tutorial for setting up a makerbot:
On todays episode, wire training a seven year old Chinese Juniper.
Use appropriate wire thickness to coil branches
Don’t coil so tight as to bruise the branch
Use thumbs as a fulcrum to coil the wire
Try not to make too sharp a bend
Lots of first time growers are often scared to find they might have killed their carnivorous plants, when in fact it’s simply gone into dormancy.
Drosera often die back, leaving behind a terrifying dead leafed corpse.
Not to worry! It will most likely regenerate new sprouts through a couple of the roots it has laid out.
So don’t throw away that planter full of plants playing possum, they be back up next season!
When receiving plants a lot of times you find stowaway plants in the same pot. They might be grasses or weeds, but sometimes you find bonus plants along for the ride!