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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Any carnivorous growers?

Just started a small emersed set up. High humidity 90% plus, temps atm 16c at night - 20c day. Soil slightly acidic. Anything for a carnivorous plant noob like me? Was looking at VFT but not sure if suitable?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 03:27 PM
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keep them moist and dont touch them. my experience with carnivorous plants is that they thrive on neglect and hate to be messed with.
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Venus flytraps need a cold dormancy each year so they would be unsuitable for a terrarium. How wet is it going to be and what is your substrate? You could try some utricularia species.

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i think you could get venus fly traps to work if you kept them in a pot that you could remove every year... i know of some people who do that with other plants. i dont see why it wouldnt work for flytraps and pitcher plants.
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I keep them just as potted plants
hopefully I am doing this whole winter dormancy thing right for the flytraps and the non-tropical pitchers I have

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I could of course just keep them next to the aquarium as the light is 2ft and the tank is a 1ft cube. The soil in the tank is nutrient rich and the water is straight from the tap. Yeah, I'll think I'll do that!

Some small sundews and maybe a pitcher, have found a good site with care tips etc.

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I could of course just keep them next to the aquarium as the light is 2ft and the tank is a 1ft cube. The soil in the tank is nutrient rich and the water is straight from the tap. Yeah, I'll think I'll do that!

Some small sundews and maybe a pitcher, have found a good site with care tips etc.
Most carnivorous plants don't do well in nutrient rich soils. Also, before you use your tap, check your TDS. I wouldn't use tap water if it's above 100ppm.

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Would definitely be using rainwater, my tap water is rock hard.

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