Growing carnivorous plants

Venus fly traps and more in my little shop of horrors

   Jan 03

How it all started: carnivorous plant fascination

I love David Attenborough, so was really excited when I saw that the Private Life of Plants BBC documentary series from the mid 90s was being repeated. When he started talking about venus fly traps I was particularly interested because when I was a child my siblings and I had a venus fly trap that […]

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   Jan 03

Sarracenia Purpurea or Sarracenia catesbaei?

This is one of my pitcher plants. These are a type of carnivorous plant which trap insects when they fall into the tall tubes created by their leaves. When I bought it, I bought a Sarracenia purpurea and a Sarracenia catesbaei, also called a Sarracenia oreophila, and I am unsure which is which! On the […]

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