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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

2017-01-17 Yucca:

Hi Alexander,    Yucca is a natural wetting agent that doesn't change the pH or add nutrients.  It's safe.  Just be sure the peat moss doesn't have any fertilizers or "pH adjusters".  It's always safest

2017-01-15 Squirrels and birds:

Hi Janet,    I wish I had a surefire way to help you with these types of pests, but this is an area where there are some things you can do, but nothing that's bomb-proof.    With birds when I've had this

2017-01-10 Did we kill the pitcher plant?:

Hi Melba,    The short answer is yes. :(  Say some final words.    This is a classic case of where carnivorous plants are not a "One size fits all" proposition.  They are very diverse, and pitcher plant

2017-01-09 Various questions to hibernation:

Hi JP,    Happy New Year to you as well, and thank-you.    With your Flytraps, freezing in water isn't a problem for them.  It will actually prevent dehydration.  However, if your plants are flooded all

2017-01-08 My Nepenthe isn't growing pitchers?:

Hi Morgan,    It looks like you may have a couple things going on here that could be interfering with your plant producing pitchers.  I read your entry a few times to try and put together a picture of


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