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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 9,000 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?
We no longer answer general, how-to questions that are already posted on our website or demonstrated in our DVDs. For general plant care, please read our care guides:

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Recent Answers from Sarracenia Northwest

2017-02-26 Sorry:

Hi Clayton,    That's a young Cape Sundew, Drosera capensis.  Nice score.  Treasured plant by some, considered a weed by others.  I've always really liked them.      Good Growing!    Jeff Dallas  Sarracenia

2017-02-26 Dividing my pitcher plant:

Hi Debra,    Thanks for the photo.  That clears that up.  This is a Sarracenia, a North American Pitcher Plant.  These are hardy perennials.  That's why when you said tropical I thought you meant something

2017-02-24 Plants:

Hi Ben,    Unless it's one of the more distinct varieties such as Akai Ryu, Cup traps, Dente,'s really hard to spot identify.  I submitted a question to Matt at Flytrap store here on Allexperts

2017-02-24 Trimm philodia?:

Hi JP,    Thank you for the Chocolate.  As long as you didn't send out a Tweet questioning "Orange Julius Caesar" or the size of his inauguration crowd, you should be fine.  Find a bar of Russian chocolate

2017-02-20 Fungicide for germinating:

Hi Brad,    If you're using dusting sulfur, just sprinkle a very fine amount over your seeds when you sow them.  That will give you about the same coverage as you get with a spray solution which is a suspended


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