Nick 81 wrote:I'm not even sure if I'm asking a proper question but here goes.
How are perfect conditions for carniverous plants maintained in the wild in so many different environments so prolifically?
We source and experiment with our growing mediums and tweak our temperatures and conditions.
We spend a lot of time and money doing this and still don't get it right every time.
I discovered today that my rain water reads a higher tds than my tap water.
Are we moly codling these plants when it's not necasarry?
Is it all about getting the largest traps rather than keeping these things alive?
Surely they can't be that sensitive when nature is so temperamental and unpredictable?
The answer is actually a lot simpler than you might think: the plants have evolved to perfectly fit the environment, not the other way around. Sometimes we can't even get certain plants to thrive for us because we are unable to mimic a needed
unpredictability or unknown that occurs in the plant's environment. Some plants prove to be not so sensitive because their natural habitat is less un-predicable, or matches the environment that most of ourselves live in (like the temperate U.S.)
It seems that plants that live in harsher environments are more difficult to grow because they need the unpredictability and harshness of that habitat. These plants we "coddle" by attempting to mimic their natural environment, because our steady environments we artificially provide are too simplistic for them.