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Christopher Littrell

I am capable of answering questions about the most common carnivorous plants found in cultivation. I have no personal experience with Byblis, Drosophyllum, Aldrovanda, and Heliamphora. I have not cultivated gemmae forming pygmy sundews nor tuberous sundews. For information regarding those aforementioned species, I would suggest contacting other experts. I can answer questions regarding most species of Nepenthes, tropical and temperate Drosera, Mexican Pinguicula, Sarracenias, and Dionaea. I have some limited experience with growing Utricularia, Cephalotus, and Darlingtonia.

We have been growing thousands of Venus flytraps and carnivorous plants for many years and can help provide any sort of care guidance for Venus flytraps and many other carnivorous plants.

Sarracenia Northwest

If your carnivorous plant is showing poor growth, discoloration, abnormal leaves or possible infestation, the expert growers at Sarracenia Northwest can help! They have a great depth of experience dealing with diseases, pathogens, and abnormal growth in carnivorous plants.

Before submitting your question, please read their care guides on their main website. Many issues can be addressed by simply adjusting your growing conditions as recommended in the care guides. Click here to read the care guides.

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2016-12-02 Unknown plant:

Hi Clayton,    That does very much look like some terrestrial bladderwort.  I can't tell the species unless there are some flowers since the leaves on many of them look the same.    Good Growing!    Jeff

2016-12-01 Overwintering Nepenthes:

Hi Kat,    Most Nepenthes don't like to be below 50F.  If you're seeing 30's some nights in your greenhouse, time for a heater.  They will tolerate brief dips into the 40, but too much of that and you

2016-11-30 Bug demon hungry:

Hi Major Scott,    Glad you were able to identify the pest.  The Gnatrol works the same way as mosquito dunks/BTI, but it more concentrated and targeted at Fungus Gnats, so you should be better control

2016-11-29 Do I need to repot??:

Hi Leonor,    Your plant looks great.  It's fine in the 3 inch pot for now, but I would recommend getting it into a bigger pot at the beginning of February.  5 inch pots seem to be just about right for

2016-11-28 Pitcher plant is dying?:

Hi Ally,    Yes.  If the leaf is browning, cut the leaf and the pitcher off.  With pitchers wait until the bottom part of the pitcher is brown if it still has bugs in it.  Otherwise, cut them off when

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