Size and packing method: Small plants are about 1.5 inches tall with juvenile pitchers, medium size plants are 2-3 inches tall with 1-2 semi-mature pitchers. Plants are shipped bare root, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel. If selecting with soil mix, you will receive two cups of our prepackaged Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix in addition to the bare root plant. This quantity of soil is roughly enough to fill one 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch square pot.
Light: Full sun
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, pure peat, peat-sand mix, or long-fiber sphagnum
Feeding: Feed bugs or fish food every 2-3 weeks, fertilizer such as Osmocote may be added to pitchers sparingly or Maxsea as a foliar feed may be used for plants with young pitchers
Water: Keep soil damp at all times, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Temperature: 20-82°F – It’s best to prevent roots from freezing in winter by mulching around the plant. If growing in a warmer climate, prevent pots from overheating during the summer which can cause stress.
Dormancy: Growth stops during winter and leaf edges brown, allow 3-4 months at 50°F or less, give less light and keep soil damp, clip off old leaves once dormancy is over
Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.