The Most Uncreative Name in the History of Ever
Oh, yes, I forgot to say--you're right that Sarracenia leucophylla is a tank. Mine sure is! A mere two weeks after I received it in the mail, it had grown a pitcher a foot tall!
An orchid fancier with a CP problem
Great post. I agree with most of it. The only exceptions being that I find N. hamate to be more of a fussy HL rather than an UHL like the others, I think that a hybrid heli such as tequila is more forgiving than a species, and finally N. sanguinea is a super easy grower in average household temps.
Just getting started with CPs and searching for some info about what species to gather. Intend to use them to control barn flies, small barn a lot of flies. The sundews were our first to gather but would like some of the other also. Can you tell us how big the plants have to be to start feasting on insects. (flytraps, pitchers and sundews) Here in Florida there are many bugs and any size you want. Thanks and good blossoms to you.
Will you have direct sunlight near or outside the barn? My sarracenia do a great job of controlling the fly population in my backyard.
Originally Posted by oakshadows
Btw, nice write up. I've given away some D. binata to some friends and they've been able to get them to grow vigorously without any previous experience with carnivorous plants. Even when they look dead, they've bounced back, growing more leaves than before.
Tropical Fish Enthusiast
Originally Posted by utricularia