New to Carnivores!

alavalJune 25, 2012

Hello

I'm purchasing some Rainbow Plant, European Butterwort, and Corkscrew Plant seeds. (I'm very excited, I've never had carnivorous plants before!!) I plan to start them in an indoor greenhouse, then put them with my orchids who are suffering from a fungus gnat invasion.

I've read a lot about putting them in a terrarium, but that would defeat the purpose. Would a humidity tray suffice? Can anybody give tips for these little guys?

Thanks in advance,

Amber.

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RainforestGuy

Amber it sounds like you're giving your plants too much humidity or they are too wet. While many cp's like high humidity, I find giving them good air circulation is also beneficial.
Keeping the potted plants in a tray with live moss can help increase humidity without having to have them totally enclosed.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 4:03PM
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tommyr_gw

I am not a fan of terrariums for Carnivorous plants, there is no need to put them in one. If you are starting seeds then putting them in a green house environment to start until they germinate is find but once they are up they need fresh air and should be taken out of the terrarium.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 4:24PM
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