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By Sirby
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Hi,
Call me SirBy.

I just got back into Carnivorous plants a month ago.
The last time, was back in my childhood days. (Venus Flytrap 1980's)

I now have 12 very young plants (spieces ID provided by seller & photo app) -

1 Red (now going green) Cape Sundew ? "Picture this App", says "English Sundew" ? ( 1x repotted, Spag moss only)
1 Mystery plant (Amz seller), App says, "Common Swamp pitcher" (1x repotted, Spag moss only)
4 Very small Spoonleaf SunDews (in Orig container)
1 "Red Crimson pitcher plant" (app named) (in orig container)
1 baby "Trigger Plant" (bare root). Now repotted in a 50/50 peat perlite pkgd mix
2 "Purple (Hooded) pitcher plants" (1x repotted in Spag Moss only)
2 Damaged from delivery "Branching Sundews ?" barely hanging on (from 2" clumped Cultivar ) in its Orig. Container.

I will include both name sources, since I am no expert and will submit photos, for those who maybe experts on plant ID's, later on. In the plant ID. Section of the forum.

I want to do my best to help them thrive.
So, I try to read up (various sources) and will ask mainly about, "How to help them thrive".

Kindly Suggestions, to help me achieve this goal. Will be greatly appreciated.

Since cooler weather is coming to "Hardiness Zone 6a".
I have kept all of them as indoor plants.

That is why I am here.

Thx !
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By Panman
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Welcome to the forum. With some pictures we can certainly help you figure out exactly what you have. Once we know that, we can help you with specific care. In general, there are three things that you need to get right.

1. Proper water - distilled, RO, or rainwater only. Tap water if you are able to have it tested and it is less than 50ppm dissolved solids.
2. Proper soil - Long fibered sphagnum moss (LFSM) or 50/50 peat moss/perlite. There are other options but the critical part is that it must be nutrient poor with no fertilizer. Any sort of soil fertilizer will kill a flytrap.
3. Proper light - Flytraps need a minimum of 6 hours of unfiltered sunlight a day. That means no windows, screens, etc. It is possible to grow them with plant lights but that is more complicated. They really do their best if they can be grown outside.

Light does vary between plants but the first two rules apply to pretty much all carnivorous plants.
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By Rammplins
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Welcome to the fourm! We look forward to seeing that growlist inevitably expand.

As always Panman is on it. That is flawless general advice until we know more.
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By CPhunter101
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Sirby wrote:1 Red (now going green) Cape Sundew ? "Picture this App", says "English Sundew" ? ( 1x repotted, Spag moss only)
1 Mystery plant (Amz seller), App says, "Common Swamp pitcher" (1x repotted, Spag moss only)
4 Very small Spoonleaf SunDews (in Orig container)
1 "Red Crimson pitcher plant" (app named) (in orig container)
1 baby "Trigger Plant" (bare root). Now repotted in a 50/50 peat perlite pkgd mix
2 "Purple (Hooded) pitcher plants" (1x repotted in Spag Moss only)
2 Damaged from delivery "Branching Sundews ?" barely hanging on (from 2" clumped Cultivar ) in its Orig. Container.
I'm guessing that some of the species are drosera capensis, sarracenia pupurea, 4 drosera spatualatas, and 2 drosera binata.
With photos, I think can confirm the indentification of your plants.
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By MaxVft
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Welcome to the forums @SirBy!

Seconding @Panman's response. He gave you the proper care tips.
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By Sirby
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Thank you all !
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