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By brittd1216
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Joined:  Sun May 10, 2020 3:40 pm
#353795
Hello,
I am a new CP owner, I've been eyeing some various plants for awhile now. Well yesterday I went to my local garden shop and they had containers of venus flytraps, sundews, and pitcher plants in each container for a relatively good price. So I impulsively bought one, now I am wondering if this arrangement is okay?
Should these plants be re potted? What is a good growing mix for them?
I have all the necessary supplies for grow media (long fiber sphagnum, peat moss, and play sand, as well as distilled water).
Also, any and all advice is welcome please.
I thank you in advance.
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By Jaker00
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#353798

brittd1216 wrote:Hello,
I am a new CP owner, I've been eyeing some various plants for awhile now. Well yesterday I went to my local garden shop and they had containers of venus flytraps, sundews, and pitcher plants in each container for a relatively good price. So I impulsively bought one, now I am wondering if this arrangement is okay?
Should these plants be re potted? What is a good growing mix for them?
I have all the necessary supplies for grow media (long fiber sphagnum, peat moss, and play sand, as well as distilled water).
Also, any and all advice is welcome please.
I thank you in advance.
I would suggest reporting them, I use 1 part peat and 1 part perlite, and I added some extra spaghnum moss I had, for a pot you it's best to use a nursery pot, and you can add a cover pot if wanted, the pitcher plants require a dormancy which can be done outside in zones 6-8 I believe, or you could do it in the fridge or a cold garage or shed, the sundew does not need a dormancy, for water you said you had distilled water that will work amazing, I hope my info could help!

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By Jaker00
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Joined:  Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:55 pm
#353799

Jaker00 wrote:
brittd1216 wrote:Hello,
I am a new CP owner, I've been eyeing some various plants for awhile now. Well yesterday I went to my local garden shop and they had containers of venus flytraps, sundews, and pitcher plants in each container for a relatively good price. So I impulsively bought one, now I am wondering if this arrangement is okay?
Should these plants be re potted? What is a good growing mix for them?
I have all the necessary supplies for grow media (long fiber sphagnum, peat moss, and play sand, as well as distilled water).
Also, any and all advice is welcome please.
I thank you in advance.
I would suggest reporting them, I use 1 part peat and 1 part perlite, and I added some extra spaghnum moss I had, for a pot you it's best to use a nursery pot, and you can add a cover pot if wanted, the pitcher plants require a dormancy which can be done outside in zones 6-8 I believe, or you could do it in the fridge or a cold garage or shed, the sundew does not need a dormancy, for water you said you had distilled water that will work amazing, I hope my info could help!

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*the venus fly trap will also require a dormancy

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By Jaker00
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#353803
brittd1216 wrote:Thank you!
Yes definitely helped, I guess I will need to separate them for dormancy periods. Any tips on how to separate these little guys without harming them?
No, sorry.

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By Shadowtski
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Joined:  Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am
#353807
All three of those are temperate plants.
They all like the same conditions.
All of them need dormancy.
I see a Drosera intermedia, a Sarracenia leucophylla hybrid, and a Fly Trap in your pot.
The media looks to be a peat/perlite mix, which is fine.
The media level is a little low, but you can leave it for a while.

My suggestion is to get it outside or under VERY bright artificial light.
Give it distilled water or rain water.
Let it go into dormancy this Fall/Winter and put it into a better pot then.

Just my 02 ¢ worth.

Good growing,
Mike
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