Spring! Your plants wake up, put on a bedazzling flowery show, and start popping fresh pitchers. How excellent the show ends up being is dependent on what we do leading up to this time of year. So, how do we get our Sarracenia into tip-top shape and push their growth to the max?
I've had enough caterpillar pests to have firmly concluded that, within carnivorous plant collections, they are evil incarnate and must be dealt with without empathy or remorse.
Check out this KQED Science team publication on Drosera! It's super neat, and Carnivorous Plant Resource assisted with the research!
It's deceptively simple to start new plantlets from butterwort leaf pullings. Pinguicula produce succulent leaves you can use to build a small carnivorous plant army. I'll break down the process.
Want to make your own Sarracenia seed? Learn how to pollinate Sarracenia and create awesome hybrids with the pitcher plants in your collection.
The inaugural Southern California Carnivorous Plant Enthusiast’s (SCCPE - pronounced “skippy”) meetup was a blast, and if it’s any indication of future meetups, you’re going to want to make it out. The gathering started out with mingling, plant ogling, sales, and swaps. Tables quickly filled with vendor plants - many of which were just emerging [...]
A new carnivorous plant club is taking shape in Southern California - hitting the Orange County sweet spot between existing Los Angeles and San Diego clubs. Not into LA traffic? San Diego a bit of a haul? Simply want to attend more fun carnivorous plant events? Well, good news! The Southern California Carnivorous Plant Enthusiasts [...]