GardenNub wrote:Any idea how large the parrot beaked pitcher plants get? I heard those stay small enough to keep in a small terrarium. I am curious because the one I have is pretty small. I would like some butterworts too. How would they do if i did like 2-3 pings in a small terrarium with some sort of moss cover? or would the moss take over.
the parrot beaked pitcher plant, that's a sarracenia, and they don't appreciate terrariums either, remember that sarracenias are native to north america, so they live maybe hours away from you hehe, they can take temps of 10F for a short/long period of time, or even temps below 20F for a long extended period of time, but of course we always want to be on the safe side and keeping them between 40-35F is better( since they are in pots the whole media could freeze below 32F), during summer you can place them outside to enjoy the new jersey sun!!! they appreciate lots of sunlight!, from what i understand the parrot beaked pitcher grows to the side like scarlet belle, so i don't think is a good idea, if you want some pinguiculas, here's a link of all the suppliers of carnivorous plants in the united states and other parts of the world, i reccomend as an option since FTS doesn't sell pinguiculas yet
, buy pings from predatoryplants.com, i haven't bought pings from them, but i have bought 12 nepenthes, and the quality was excellent...etc, and here is the long list of suppliers, is really really helpful: http://www.flytrapcare.com/phpBB3/the-l ... t8732.html
, sometimes you might want to wait until spring/summer, some members if the have spare things they give seeds/cuttings/pullings for free, or at a really low price!!!, you can place 2-3 or more, depending on the size of the terrarium too, and how the ping grows as well, some grow small, some grow big, if you are talking about Live Moss, if the pings are really small then they might get loss in the moss, if you are talking about peat moss then no. let me know if i can help you more!!!!!