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By DRubs20
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Joined:  Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:38 pm

I’m fairly new to the world of carnivorous plants. In college, I worked with nut trees in a research lab, so a lot of my at home plant interest has been attempting to grow tropical fruit trees, but I don’t do much with that due to how much space they take. If you’re wondering, I worked in tissue culture from seed. Most of my research was in pistachio plants and trying to get them to root, and the conditions I have now are very different.

There’s aspects I’m trying to learn better that I didn’t really have to deal with as a student as they were already set up, so I’m here looking for advice on how to properly care for these cute and intriguing plants!

Anyways, I’m a vegetarian, mid-20s and I live in California. I’m spoiled by local nursery options and managed to have 4 carnivorous plants in the span of 2 months. I’ve got a few plants coming in the mail (mostly nepenthes), and some seeds as well. I seriously considered horticulture as a grad school option after I graduated with a genetics degree, but I’ve been flip flopping between that and an MBA. Regardless, my college job has left me with a love of plants and these plants are small enough that I feel like I can have some fun with them!

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