Planting & Adjustment Instructions

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Planting & Adjustment Instructions

To give your new carnivorous plant the best possible care and help minimize transplant shock, please follow the steps below. If you need more information after reviewing, please contact us or post in the comments, thank you!

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  1. Victoria November 2, 2019 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    I just received my Pinguicula ‘Florian’ bare root plant and I have several questions. (1) when do I start feeding it? (2) what brand and kind of fish food do you recommend? (3) when is the dormancy period and how long does last? If it’s now, how do I care for it since it’s a baby plant? Thank you!

    • curiousplant November 2, 2019 at 4:06 pm - Reply

      Hi Victoria, I’m glad the plant arrived safely! You can begin feeding it when the dew returns on the leaves. TetraFin brand fish flakes work well, you can find more info and links for feeding here: Dormancy usually begins around mid to late fall so it should be transitioning shortly but sometimes it can be delayed. Once it begins to go dormant you will want to water it less and only feed the plant if there is dew on the leaves. Dormancy usually ends in spring.

    • Victoria November 3, 2019 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      Word edit: specifically (not specially)

  2. Curt September 13, 2019 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    How do I provide the differing amounts of humidity to my D. Capensis ‘typical’ now that I just planted the bare roots and as I transition it to the appropriate light conditions? And how can I approximate the percentages of humidity without buying a gauge? I have one little tiny plant. 🙂

    • curiousplant September 14, 2019 at 10:58 am - Reply

      Hi Curt, a common way to provide controlled humidity is to put the plant (pot and all) in a large freezer bag and seal it shut (100% humidity). Exact percentages aren’t necessary while making the transition, but you can use the numbers to estimate how much to open the bag each day (i.e. open the bag 5% of the way to reduce the humidity only slightly, 10% open to reduce it a little more, etc). Once the bag is fully open, you should be able to remove the pot completely and grow the plant in regular conditions. I hope this helps and thank you for your question!


    • Victoria November 3, 2019 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you! One more question, how quickly does it grow and what will its initial growth look like ? More specially how will I know that I am taking care of it properly (it’s my first carnivorous plant)

      • curiousplant November 3, 2019 at 12:41 pm - Reply

        You’re welcome Victoria! The growth rate will vary depending on the time of year, environmental conditions, and amount of food available. All new growth will appear in the form of new leaves emerging from the center of the plant. It would be best to refer to the care requirements on the product page to ensure you are meeting the plants needs, you can also refer to our resources page for additional information:

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