Hello Everyone, So to sum up everything I used to grow carnivorous plants, mainly sundews a few years ago and I am looking to start growing them again due to my sheer amount of time, effort and curiosity in plants again. Before I undertake this hobby once more I would like to get some tips and a few questions answered, assuming that this is the best place seeing as mostly everyone here is very experienced. So from experience what have you guys found to be the easiest species to start out with (least easy to kill off by slight mistakes),best temperatures to stay around generally (excluding temperate species or species that need certain temperature requirements) and what is better usually to have as a growing medium, Peat moss, Peat/sand mix, Peat, sphagnum mix or just sphagnum? Also what lighting types have seemed to be the best in allowing the plants to get the bright red color.
Post by mackthompson on Feb 23, 2016 16:33:15 GMT -5
I started with D. spatulata and managed to not kill them. Now I have more seeds than I know what to do with! I've grown them in peat/sand and peat/perlite both seem to work fine and my temperatures have varied from 30+ C down to about 10C and they survived it. Pm me if you would like some D. Spatulata seeds to get started with.
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