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Carnivorous Plant

Carnivorous plants use specialized foliage to attract and trap their prey, such as insects and small animals.

How to care for your Carnivorous Plant

Use these instructions to care for a Carnivorous Plant. This guide will tell you how to water a Carnivorous Plant; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Carnivorous Trumpet Pitcher Judith Hindle

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LIGHT

Your Pitcher Plant prefers bright indirect light. It will tolerate low light, but growth may slow. 

WATER

Your Pitcher Plant likes to stay consistently moist. Do not allow it to dry out, but do not let it sit in water. The pitchers need to maintain water at all times. If they appear to be dried out, add about ½ inch of filtered water or rainwater in each pitcher.  

HUMIDITY

Your Pitcher Plant will greatly benefit from added humidity. They can tolerate lower humidity, but will often stop growing new pitchers and you might see some die-off of existing pitchers. You can add humidity for your pitcher plant by misting them, adding a humidifier nearby, or using a pebble tray. 

TEMPERATURE

Your Pitcher Plant will grow best in temperatures above 50 degrees.

FOOD

Your plant does not need any fertilizer, as it gains nutrition from the insects it traps and digests. Using fertilizer can actually harm your plant as it is not used to living in nutrient-rich soils. 

TOXICITY

Your Pitcher Plant is mildly toxic and may cause digestive issues if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you do not have many insects in your home and want to give them a little treat, you can feed them a recently dead or live insect such as a fly, roach, or spider once every month. Make sure that the insect fits into the pitcher easily. 

See also: Common Issues →

Carnivorous Venosa Red

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LIGHT

Your Carnivorous Venosa Red prefers bright indirect light. It will tolerate low light, but growth may slow.

WATER

Your Carnivorous Venosa Red likes to stay consistently moist. Do not allow it to dry out, but do not let it sit in water. The pitchers need to maintain water at all times. If they appear to be dried out, add about ½ inch of filtered water or rainwater in each pitcher.  

HUMIDITY

Your Carnivorous Venosa Red will greatly benefit from added humidity. You can add humidity for your pitcher plant by misting them, adding a humidifier nearby, or using a pebble tray. 

TEMPERATURE

Your Carnivorous Venosa Red will grow best in temperatures above 50 degrees.

FOOD

Your Venosa Red does not need any fertilizer, as they gain nutrition from the insects they trap and digest. Using fertilizer can actually harm them, as they are not used to living in nutrient-rich soils.   

TOXICITY

Your Venosa Red is mildly toxic and may cause digestive issues if ingested.

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you do not have many insects in your home and want to give them a little treat, you can feed them a recently dead or live insect such as a fly, roach, or spider once every month. Make sure that the insect fits into the pitcher easily.

See also: Common Issues →

Nepenthes Pitcher Plant

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LIGHT

Your Nepenthes Pitcher Plant prefers bright indirect light. It will tolerate low light, but growth may slow.

WATER

Your Pitcher Plant likes to stay consistently moist. Do not allow it to dry out, but do not let it sit in water. The pitchers need to maintain water at all times. If they appear to be dried out, add about ½ inch of filtered water or rainwater in each pitcher.  

HUMIDITY

Your Nepenthes will greatly benefit from added humidity. They can tolerate lower humidity, but will often stop growing new pitchers and you might see some die-off of existing pitchers. You can add humidity for your pitcher plant by misting them, adding a humidifier nearby, or adding a tray full of pebbles and water under it. 

TEMPERATURE

Your Nepenthes will thrive in average room temperatures between 60-80 degrees. 

FOOD

This plant does not need any fertilizer, as it gains nutrition from the insects it traps and digests. Using fertilizer can actually harm your plant as it is not used to living in nutrient-rich soils.  

TOXICITY

Your Pitcher Plant is mildly toxic and may cause digestive issues if ingested. 

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you do not have many insects in your home and want to give them a little treat, you can feed them a recently dead or live insect such as a fly, roach, or spider once every month. Make sure that the insect fits into the pitcher easily. 

See also: Common Issues →

Carnivorous Venus Flytrap

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LIGHT

Your Venus Flytrap prefers bright indirect light. It will tolerate lower light, but growth may slow.

WATER

Your Venus Flytrap likes to stay consistently moist. Do not allow it to dry out, but do not let it sit in water. Water when the top layer of soil has dried out, and water thoroughly until it comes out of the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot. Always empty the saucer of any excess water that drains through. 

HUMIDITY

Your Venus Flytrap will greatly benefit from added humidity. You can add humidity for your Venus Flytrap by misting them, adding a humidifier nearby, or using a pebble tray.

TEMPERATURE

Your Venus Flytrap will thrive in average room temperatures between 60-80 degrees. 

FOOD

Your Venus Fly Trap does not need any fertilizer, as it gains nutrition from the insects it traps and digests. Using fertilizer can actually harm it, as it is not used to living in nutrient-rich soils. 

TOXICITY

Your Venus Fly Trap is mildly toxic and may cause digestive issues if ingested. 

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you do not have many insects in your home and want to give them a little treat, you can feed them a recently dead or live insect such as a fly, roach, or spider once every month. Make sure that the insect fits into their traps easily.

See also: Common Issues →

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