Carnivorous Plant Mix 12cm

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Product Description

Mix of carnivorous plant.

These attractive and unique plants trap and 'eat' insects and flies.

Ideal as a potted plant and for youngsters to follow the moves of the plants with bugs.

Product Details

Additional information
Carnivorous plants are easy to grow, if you follow a few, simple rules.1) Wet all of the time.2)Mineral-free water.3)Mineral-free soil.4) Lots of light.
Colour of flower
None
Dimensions
Height: 14-24cm and width: 10-14cm
Care instructions
Many carnivorous plants are native to temperate climates and require a dormancy period. This is a natural protective mechanism that allows plants to survive the harshness of winter. Some carnivorous plants, like the sundews, form winter buds. Others, like the Venus Flytrap and pitcher plants, form winter leaves. Some simply drop their leaves. Carnivorous plants will enter dormancy when winter conditions begin. If they are not allowed to rest, they will exhaust their energy and die. When the plants begin to show signs of dormancy, water them less. Leave the soil only slightly damp. Reduce the amount and the length of daylight. Keep them cool for 3 to 6 months, depending upon their native area. This can be done by placing them in the basement or on a frost-free porch. A refrigerator is fine; just be careful not to freeze them. Carnivorous plants do not require light during dormancy and darkness will not harm them. Tropical carnivorous plants do not require dormancy.
Colour of foliage
Red and green coloured
Planting instructions
Re-potting isn't necessary. But when re-potting: Use a medium without minerals like perlite or sphagnum. Benefits of Sphagnum is it buffers water.
Rate of growth
SLow
RHS Award of Garden Merit
No
Soil type
Use a soil mixture of 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite. Never use potting soil, compost or fertilizer; these ingredients will kill your plants.
Watering instructions
Keep the sphagnum moist as well; DON'T dry out!!! Watering without minerals. Cooked water is alright (after cooling down).
Latin name
Sarracenia cultivars and Drosera cultivars
Eventual height
14-24cm
Eventual width
10-14cm
Plant guarantee
No
Includes
3D care card
Scent
Unscented
Pot size
12cm
Room temperature
Most carnivorous plants will do fine in normal room temperatures. Avoid species that require very warm or very cool temperatures. Keep in mind that carnivorous plants are generally tolerant of temperature, and it can be varied somewhat without harmful results. For best results, keep the plants within their optimum temperature range.
Room position
Carnivorous plants, as a general rule, grow best in sunny conditions. Many do well in partial sun. The nutrient-poor, soggy bogs provide bad conditions for most plants. Those that do grow in the bog are usually stunted or short in height. As a consequence, the carnivorous plant habitat tends to be open and sunny. Full sun brings out the red pigmentation of most carnivorous plants. Many carnivorous plants grow quite well out-of-doors or indoors in a bright, sunny spot. Any windowsill, but north, will work fine. The plants also do well under artificial light with a timer set at 12-14 hours. Fluorescent tubes designed for plant growth work better than plain bulbs.
Feeding instructions
As a general rule, do not feed or fertilize carnivorous plants. Grown under the conditions outlined in this flyer, the plants will be able to collect enough insects on their own to do well. Most carnivorous plants only need an insect or two a month in order to flourish. Of course, it is fine to demonstrate the unique trapping capabilities of these plants by using a fly carefully placed with tweezers. Never use raw meat or cheese, as large pieces will kill the traps. Freeze-dried insects from a pet shop, or a culture of wingless fruit flies provide an excellent source of nutrition. Carnivorous plants grown with no insect supplemental feedings will not flourish. Be careful and do not overdo it. Grow the plants in such a way that they have natural access to insect prey.
Flowering period
None
Sold in store as mixed variety code
Yes
Effect and finish
With 3d carecard
Diameter
10-14cm
Capacity
1 liter
Also available in Colour
Red and green coloured
FirstKey SellingPoint
Great larger (potsized) carnivorous plantmix with Sarracenia and Drosera
SecondKey SellingPoint
Ideal for youngsters to follow the moves of the plants with bugs
ThirdKey SellingPoint
Ideal in combination (keeping both plants as wet as well with combination in terrarium)
FourthKey SellingPoint
Not feeding them: plants will get his nutrients from bugs catched.
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