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.
Matt and Leah Miller are the owners and growers of FlytrapStore.com. Matt has been growing Venus flytraps since his childhood and started the FlytrapCare.com informational website in 2008 and opened the FlytrapStore in 2009.
FlytrapCare forums International Carnivorous Plant Society.
Both Matt and Leah have graduate level degrees and have had a life-long passion for growing plants.
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Jeff, I just did a count of marginal spines on 5 different B-52 flytraps. Each one had between 14 and 18 marginal spines. That's quite a range, but there was only one lobe each that had 14 and 18
Hi Jeff! Great to hear from you :) Business is going well this summer. Very busy! I hope the same is true for you and Jacob. Unfortunately there isn't an easy way to distinguish B-52 from other
Cephalotus are slow growing anyway, so it's not uncommon for them to stall for a few months. The spots are concerning, and might indicate some sort of rust or other pest problem. But the new growth (the
As long as the bottled water is marked "distilled" it will work well. However, no water with "minerals added for taste" or "natural spring water" or any other type of "drinking" water should be used.
I would guess that the most commonly used food for carnivorous plants is freeze-dried blood worms. For nepenthes, you could put them in the pitchers or drop some fertilizer pellets (Osmocote) in the pitchers