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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.

Over 8,800 questions answered since 2005!

Experience in the area

Jeff and Jacob are owners and growers of Sarracenia Northwest. They've been in business since 1995. Watch their professionally produced DVDs, Grow Carnivorous Plants. It is a three-volume set that covers all aspects of carnivorous plant care. They literally show you how to be a successful grower!


No terrariums. No myths. No nonsense.
Just the straight facts from guys who grow and propagate
thousands of carnivorous plants each year.

Our focus is to help help growers diagnose a specific plant problem and offer solutions. For example:
  • Why is my sundew not producing dew?
  • Is now a good time to divide my Sarracenia?
  • Why are the traps turning black?
  • What's a good substitute for perlite?
  • Why didn't my seeds germinate?
  • How do you deal with pests?
  • Can you identify this carnivorous plant for me?
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Recent Answers from Sarracenia Northwest

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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