FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Discussions about anything related to Venus Flytraps, cultivars and named clones

Moderator: Matt

By mikepellerin
Posts:  15
Joined:  Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:17 am
#374463
I needed some potting soil, so I went to Lowe's today. Hidden amongst the small succulents and braided bamboo on a shelf I found two flats of VFT's! These are the typical VFT's sold at Lowe's, and grown and supplied by Gublers(dot)com.

As I was looking through the flats some folks asked about them. I couldn't not relay some ease of growing, and pointed some potential buyers to online resources.

I think had this store also had Sarracenia and Drosera in addition to Dionaea, I would have held court! I'm such a CP nerd!

I'm going back in a few days when I get paid, and picking up more.

"One can never have too many VFT's!" :D
sanguinearocks101 liked this
User avatar
By Supercazzola
Location: 
Posts:  449
Joined:  Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:57 am
#374465
Just curious, what were they selling for?
Part of me wants to rescue plants like that, but the other part of me feels buying them would enable the continued growing and selling of them in less than optimal conditions. If the price is right and you help get them out of the big box store, than I guess it is worth it short term.
elaineo liked this
User avatar
By tracieh
Location: 
Posts:  181
Joined:  Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:30 pm
#374477
I have only seen the Bug Biting death cubes. They sell for about $5 here. I got 7 "dead" ones for $1 each. 4 of them are still trying to survive.

Sent from my LM-Q720 using Tapatalk

User avatar
By MikeB
Location: 
Posts:  590
Joined:  Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:13 pm
#374492
I bought 3 Red Dragon flytraps at a local Lowe's about a month ago. Fortunately, the shipment was relatively fresh, and the plants are recovering just fine.
elaineo wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:10 pmwoah... home depot sells the cubes for $28...
Someone at Home Depot needs to stay away from the spray paint.
By tommyr
Location: 
Posts:  1589
Joined:  Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:38 am
#374544
I never, ever see flytraps at my local Home Depot. Or any other CP for that matter. Just as well, all their plants are indoors and barely get any light at all.
By mikepellerin
Posts:  15
Joined:  Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:17 am
#375637
:Update: 03/13/21

Was at Lowe's again. This time I found not only VFT's, but a Sarracenia purpurea spp., and a Nepenthes spp. They were $7.48 each and all by the same company that I mentioned in previous post. I had no qualms about adding them to my addiction, I mean, collection. :D
MikeB, ApgarTraps liked this
By omnipercp15
Posts:  351
Joined:  Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:58 am
#376569
Supercazzola wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:30 am Just curious, what were they selling for?
Part of me wants to rescue plants like that, but the other part of me feels buying them would enable the continued growing and selling of them in less than optimal conditions. If the price is right and you help get them out of the big box store, than I guess it is worth it short term.
You should think of it as, your not buying them, won't make them stop getting them to sell, so might as well get them when you can.

Sure, they're not always in good condition , but if you find some that are, and they have several plants inside as well, then for $5, it's a really nice bonus for stopping by there.
User avatar
By ApgarTraps
Posts:  74
Joined:  Mon May 28, 2018 2:22 pm
#376806
mikepellerin wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:45 pm :Update: 03/13/21

Was at Lowe's again. This time I found not only VFT's, but a Sarracenia purpurea spp., and a Nepenthes spp. They were $7.48 each and all by the same company that I mentioned in previous post. I had no qualms about adding them to my addiction, I mean, collection. :D
This has been my experience at Home Depot: both the variety and price. It's hit-or-miss, and you have to look for them on some random table in the garden section.
Panman liked this
Looking for Sundews

CASH ONLY: I am looking for sundews(any variety),P[…]

Drosera for sale

Hi,do you take cash orders(Like where I send you a[…]

HI,do you take cash orders(Like where I send you a[…]

A gem at Walmart!

Wowza!! That looks like it could become an actual […]

No problem,I understand.

Utric lateriflora Seed Giveaway

1. Panman - why not? 2. Deadly Carni - Fun! 3. isa[…]

One I found in mine (even if they labeled the sph[…]

Not to steer you the wrong way, but if you get the[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!