PM; Private message, private chat, to offer to trade.
CP; Carnivorous plant (s)
OP: Open-pollinated, pollinated freely.
IMO; In my opinion
WTB; Want to buy
SARR; Sarracenia, American Pitcher Plant
VFT; Venus flytrap
TC: Tissue Culture
NEP; Nepenthes, Tropical Pitcher Plant
Oreo; Short for Oreophila-an American pitcher plant species.
Leuco; Short for Leucophylla-an American pitcher plant species.
Purp; Short for Purpurea-an American pitcher plant species.
Ceph; Short for Cephalotus, the Australian Pitcher Plant
Ping: Pinguicula, the scientific name for the butterwort
Heli: Heliamphora, the scientific name for Heliamphora.
LFS: Long Fibered Sphagnum (See soils, terms)
Any other abbreviations? Post a reply, and I'll add it. Thanks!
Seed Bank; the one and only, free seeds for any member. At the top of the forum page, click seed bank and click on the topic: FlyTrapCare Community Seedbank Inventory and how to request to see seeds available and more info. General Rules stated below:
Inventory 0 - These seeds are extremely easy to germinate and can be ordered/requested by any flytrapcare forum member.
Inventory 1 - These seeds are easy and can be ordered by any FlyTrapCare Forum member active for at least 1 month with 5 non-giveaway posts.
Inventory 2 - These seeds may need a little more experience to germinate and require stratification. ( Stratification see terms )The certain species may be ordered by any member with 3 months active membership and 25 non-giveaway posts or any donor. (Donor see terms)
Inventory 3 - These seeds are suggested for more advanced growers with more experience with carnivorous plants. They are unique and require specific conditions or treatments to germinate. These species may be ordered by any member with 12 months active membership and 100 non-giveaway posts or any donor. (Donor see terms)
List all the plants you grow, and be sure to include what else you want. Please include scientific names. (See scientific names, terms)
Carnie's Grow ListPhoto Contests
Dionaea muscipula 'Red Toothed'
Run by Matt and Leah, owners of Flytrapstore and Panman, an excellent grower with good plants.
Every month the member who runs the contest will state which plant to take pictures of. At the end of each month, the winner will be decided by who has the most likes on their picture.
Trading is one way to get plants you want and giveaway plants that you might not really want. Here is some basic info: (To see more info on trading, see hungry carnivore's Sale/Trade/Requesting advice, sale-trade-requesting-advice-t48811.html)
To start a trade, start by looking at other member's grow lists, and pick out plants you might want. Send them a PM (Private Message) or reply to their post. Start the process by stating what plants you are interested in and what plants you have.
A giveaway is run by a single member who is giving away a specific plant to a winner. There are specific formats that the member will state.
For any other references, please reply to this post. Thanks!
The American pitcher plant family is the genus Sarracenia. Here are the general species.
The Marsh Pitcher Plants are one of the more difficult plants to grow, here are some that are not as challenging.
The Venus Flytrap is just one species, although many interesting cultivars circulating. Here are the general cultivars every carnivorous plant enthusiast should know.
Dionaea M. 'Dente'
Dionaea M. 'B52'
Dionaea M. 'Funnell Traps'
Dionaea M. 'Gremlin'
Dionaea M. "Typical"
Dionaea M. 'Red Dragon'/ 'Akai Ryu'
Dionaea M. 'Sawtooth'
Dionaea M. 'Fused Tooth'
Dionaea M. 'Green Dragon'
Dionaea M. 'Wacky Traps'
The Sundew Family is made up of many species, almost too many to list. I will list the subfamilies here. The sundews always start with the genus name Drosera.
The Rossetted Sundews
The Forked Sundews
The Cape Sundews
The Pygmy Sundews
The King Sundews
The Temperate Sundews
The Tropical Sundews
The Winter Growing Sundews
The butterwort family is also made up of many species. Since so many are being circulated, I will list a post with all of the species. (pinguicula-species-amp-hybrids-list-t17114.html)
The bladderwort family is made up of many species. I will list the main species here.
The Tropical Pitcher Plant family has an uncountable number of species. Here are some of the well-known species.
The Cobra Lily, Australian Pitcher Plant, and the Dewy Pine all are just one species. Here are their Scientific names:
Cobra Lily: Darlingtonia californica
Australian Pitcher Plant: Cephalotus follicularis
Dewy Pine: Drosophyllum lusitanicum
Any other genera I forgot, please reply to this post! It would be even more helpful to provide a shortlist of the genus I forgot. Thanks!
Peat: the most used soil for carnivorous plants, can be used for almost any type. Do not fertilize (See fertilize, terms)
Long Fibered Sphagnum: Mostly used for propagation but a good media for Sarracenia, Dionaea, Nepenthes, and Heliamphora.
Perlite: An excellent rooting media used by itself.
Tissue Culture: See tissue culture, terms.
Seed: Please see the following articles:
https://www.carnivorousplants.org/grow/ ... ermination,
https://www.carnivorousplants.org/grow/ ... owingseeds, https://www.carnivorousplants.org/grow/ ... rification, https://www.carnivorousplants.org/grow/ ... aceniaSeed
Division: This is when you start to see multiple growth points, this means your plant is in good conditions and needs to be reppoting to prevent overcrowding. To divide a mature and clumping carnivorous plant, first take the plant out of the soild and seperate the growth points. This is usually done in winter to early spring to early summer.
Leaf Pullings, Cuttings, Rootcuttings: See the following articles:
https://www.carnivorousplants.org/grow/ ... afCuttings, https://www.carnivorousplants.org/grow/ ... afPullings, https://www.carnivorousplants.org/grow/ ... Pinguicula, https://www.carnivorousplants.org/grow/ ... rlingtonia, https://www.carnivorousplants.org/grow/ ... emCuttings
Tissue Culture: Flytrapcare has an amazing tutorial on how to do TC, here's the link:
This is a fun way to produce seed, most of the time this is done with Sarracenia flowers although you can pollinate many other carnivorous plants by their flowers. To get a good seed set on sundews and venus flytraps, simply rub a paintbrush on the flowers. To really get maximum seed on Flytraps, rub two flowers together. Since pollinating sarracenia is a little bit harder, check out this article: https://carnivorousplantresource.com/ho ... arracenia/
Here is the new post: topic49587.html
Venus Flytrap Cultivars: cultivars-of-dioneia-t37786.html, https://sites.google.com/view/anauniacp ... authuser=0