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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?
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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2016-10-15 pinguicula identification:

Hi James,    Is the flower on this one truly as blue as it looks in the photo?  There is a strain of P. agnata called "True Blue" and this might be one.  What kind of light is your plant getting?  P. agnata

2016-10-15 sick Nepenthes Sanguinea:

Hi Michele,    That wilted look is a sure sign of root rot, and if the plant was sitting in water for long periods, it will definitely cause that.  It doesn't look too far gone, so I would keep the soil

2016-10-12 Information on a non-cracking container from Freezes:

Hi Cheri,    Could you do a follow-up to this question and include a photo of what you are currently doing with your plants.  I'm confused by your description of what your current set-up looks like.  

2016-10-12 Bug demon hungry:

Hi Major Scott,    Thank-you.  We really try to make them useful.  I'm sad to say that our little Max dog with the mohawk passed away a couple years ago from congestive heart failure. :(    I think you

2016-10-07 lighting distance:

Hi John,    Start at 12" away from the plant, then watch how it does.  If you are getting lots of dew, and the leaves are red, you've got it.  If they are staying green, then move closer.  With T-5 you


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