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By Fuggle
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Hi, I'm fairly new to growing Carnivorous Plants, and was wondering what plants you could suggest I buy which are relatively easy to grow for beginners? I already have a Venus Fly Trap and a Nepenthes X Ventrata (Monkey Cup) and they are both doing well after a year or so. Any suggestions and tips would be greatly appreciated.

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Fuggle :D
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By murrkywaters
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What climate are you in?

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Pinguicula is also pretty easy for the most part and a lot of them stay small. A lot of them are also more flexible with soil mixes. I second the sundews though. That's a good second choice. The ones he listed are very tough plants
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By Fuggle
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murrkywaters wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:39 pm What climate are you in?
Hello mate, I'm in the South East of England so warm to hot, humid summers and long, cold winters. ;)
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By Fuggle
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Nepenthes0260 wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:20 pm Drosera capensis, spathulata, x Tokaiensis, and aliciae are some great and easy sundews. Also Sarracenias are quite easy.
Thanks mate, I'll try some of your suggestions right after Christmas. 8-)
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By Fuggle
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Apollyon wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:54 pm Pinguicula is also pretty easy for the most part and a lot of them stay small. A lot of them are also more flexible with soil mixes. I second the sundews though. That's a good second choice. The ones he listed are very tough plants
Thanks Apollyon, I'll take a look at Pinguiculae too. You guys are giving me some great suggestions! Much appreciated. :D
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Fuggle wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:38 pm Hi, I'm fairly new to growing Carnivorous Plants, and was wondering what plants you could suggest I buy which are relatively easy to grow for beginners? I already have a Venus Fly Trap and a Nepenthes X Ventrata (Monkey Cup) and they are both doing well after a year or so. Any suggestions and tips would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

Fuggle :D
Get a Ping emarginata! Super easy. Treat it like a tropical Sundew. Takes lower light and blooms all year long. Also Adelae and Capensis sundews.
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Fantastic, thanks Tommy! :P
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Actually need to divide my emarginata today. Thank you for reminding me :D
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By DeadlyCarnivore
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Long cold winters? You shoukd tey some Pygmy sundews for when your other CPs go dormant! You can probably find some cheap gemmae around on the internet still...

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