Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants have developed to grow in places where the nutrients in the soil are poor and they’ve had to get their lunches else where!
It’s important to grow the in the right medium, low nutrient and acid and to avoid tap water if you’re in a hard water area, rain water is always the safest way if you’re not sure.

Sarracenias

Sarracenias like full sun and make great fly paper replacements in the house catching flies for years, one large plant will keep the fly population to nil in an average sized room. If you have a less than sunny room 2 plants can be rotated with an outside space.

Sarracenias quite like a cold snap in the winter so when the flies have disappeared plants will benefit from being put in an unheated greenhouse or light shed from December till February.

Then bring them back in March to enjoy the spectacle of the first buds appearing like lollipops that burst into flower.
All our Sarracenias are hardy enough to be planted outside .

Nepenthes

Nepenthes are epiphytes growing on trees and rock faces, we grow highland species that are the hardiest and will grow happily in the house in semi shade. They are climbers that grow well in a hanging pot trailing down to make an impressive and very useful house plant!

These aren’t bog plants but don’t like to dry out either.

We don’t feed any of our carnivorous plants as they get everything they need from the insects ( and slugs!) they catch.

We have a selection of other carnivorous plants and hybrid Sarrasenias here at the Nursery, for more information just drop us a line.

Carnivorous plant compost 3ltrs.
Carnivorous plant compost 3ltrs.
Carnivorous plant compost 3ltrs - Carnivorous plants need an acid low nutrient compost ordinary potting/ seed compost is not suitable. This is the stuff you need! suitable for Sarracenias, Dionaea ( Venus fly traps), Darlingtonia, Utricularias,           Drosera ( sundews), Pinguicula and most other carnivorous plants , ( for Nepenthes see Nepenthes compost listing).
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Cephalotus follicularis
Cephalotus follicularis
Cephalotus follicularis are Australian pitcher plants with amazing dumpy little pitchers. They come from a coastal area near Albany in South Western Australia. They like to be damp but not too soggy, so grow them on capillary matting or in a tray where you let the water evaporate before filling again so that the plants are not in soggy conditions continuously. Keep them in full sun, although they can cope with warm days they like cool nights. Plants are supplied in 9 cm pots.  
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Dionaea muscipula (Venus fly trap)
Dionaea muscipula (Venus fly trap)
Dionaea muscipula the Venus fly trap is happiest with a nice juicy fly between it's fangs! These are not difficult plants to grow as long as a few rules are followed the first is that traps must not be made to close empty, which of course is the magic of these plants, but each leaf will only close a limited amount of time and then die off so making it close without that juicy fly is basically starving it to death, so you must go fly hunting and feed them if you want to see them perform this trick!  Keep them damp at all times , wetter in the summer and in full sun, if you live in a hard water area use rain water. If you don't want seed ,don't let them flower as it will weaken the plant. Plants are supplied in a 9cm pot
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Nepenthes compost
Nepenthes compost
Nepenthes compost - Nepenthes like a slightly more open medium than other carnivorous plants . This is the what you need ! sold in a 3ltr bag.
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Sarracenia ‘ Jedi’
Sarracenia ‘ Jedi’
Sarracenia 'Jedi' has dark red pitchers that curve smoothly at the top to give it a neat tidy shape . As with all Sarracenias it likes a wet , acid, low nutrient medium to grow in. Full sun will be the perfect place for this chap , too much shade would make him weak and leggy. No need to feed him he'll catch all his own grub, if you keep him on a windowsill he'll keep your kitchen fly free! Plants are supplied in a 1ltr pot and will be cut back during the winter.
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Sarracenia ‘Tara’
Sarracenia ‘Tara’
Sarracenia x 'Tara' has a cheeky smile! and a strong red colour to it's leaves. As with all sarracenias keep it wet and in full sun in an acid , low nutrient medium. Plants are supplied in a 1ltr pot and will be cut back during the winter.
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Sarracenia ‘Wrigleyana’
Sarracenia ‘Wrigleyana’
Sarracenia ‘Wrigleyana’ is a cross between Leucophylla and Psittacina. It’s pitchers curl over at the top, light shines through the white windows tempting flies into what appears to them to be an opening, only unfortunately for them it is a rapid fall to the pitchers depths!  Supplied in a 1ltr pot.
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Sarracenia Flava
Sarracenia Flava
Yellow pitchers growing here to 70cms, with yellow flowers, keep it wet with soft water or rain water.Supplied in a 1ltr pot.
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Sarracenia Leucophylla
Sarracenia Leucophylla
Red veined white pitchers appear after the large red flowers in May, catches more flies than any other species, great for keeping the flies down in your kitchen! Water with soft or rain water. Supplied in a 1ltr pot.
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Sarracenia Purpurea
Sarracenia Purpurea
The hardiest Sarracenia, growing along the east coast of North America and into Canada, it keeps it’s pitchers in winter, with a new crop joining them in the spring. This plant even eats slugs! Small ones, but a large slug will eat it so it works both ways, but at least the plants are fighting back. Supplied in a 1ltr pot.
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Sarracenia x ‘Mieke’
Sarracenia x ‘Mieke’
Sarracenia x Mieke is a cheeky looking plant , it almost smiles at you! as with all sarracenias it likes wet conditions in low nutrient medium. If you are in a hard water area you need to use rain water. If you keep it in the house or conservatory it will happily gobble up house flies all summer long, then it is best to put it out for a winter chill in an unheated greenhouse or shed and bring it back inside in February so that you can enjoy the beautiful flowers that come up before the pitchers. No need to feed these plants they get all the food they need from the insects they eat. Plants are supplied in a 1ltr pot
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