Hey, I am Michael. I am new to growing carnivorous plants correctly. I have been interested in carnivorous plants for a long time. I also have an interest in hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics. I want to eventually experiment with hydroponics and carnivorous plants. I have seen several posts on growing carnivores by means of hydroponics and they are all very interesting.
I am currently growing:
Venus flytrap (I haven't memorized or learned to pronounce the scientific name yet)
Purple pitcher plant (" ")
Utricularia praelonga x livida
Darlingtonia (not sure of exact species)
I have only been growing these species for maybe 2 months (just got in the Nepenthes, Darlingtonia, Pinguicula, Drosera adelae, U. bisquamata, U. sandersonii, and U. praelonga x livida about a week ago)
Oh, and I am excited because 2 of my Drosera binata have flower stalks.
Also, I haven't put any of my plants through dormancy yet. My plans are to fit a mini fridge with grow lights and an insulated glass door so they can continue to photosynthesis during dormancy and I can still see them.
Almost all my plants are growing in a peat:sand mix except for the Nepenthes ampullaria because I had it shipped potted.
If anyone would like to offer advice on my soil, plants, dormancy idea, or anything else, then feel free. I look forward to learning as much as I can about these plants and maybe even being able to contribute to the carnivorous plant community. Also, I have The Savage Garden to help me out too. It is a great book and I have been recommending it to anyone that asks me about carnivorous plants.