CARNIVOROUS PLANTS

Carnivorous plants for outdoors by the pond. Carnivorous plants are an asset to any pond with their beautiful colors and whimsical shapes. These hardy marsh plants need nutrient-poor soil. The poorer the soil, the happier the carnivorous plant! So it is important to place these plants in the pond separately from the other pond plants, which do need nutrition.

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The Sarracenia or Trumpet cup plant is a beautiful hardy plant that can tolerate temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius. The Sarracenia has what is known as a cup trap. The leaves, which often have beautiful red/green markings, are rolled up, creating a cup. Insects are lured by the colors of the plant and the smell of the nectar in the cups. Once an insect has crawled into the cup, it is trapped because there are downward-pointing hairs in the cup that hold the insect captive. Inside the cup are digestive juices that eventually digest the insect.

Carnivorous plant Sarracenia hardy

Trumpet cup plants are hardy. This carnivorous plant Sarracenia can survive temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius. However, it is important to take care in winter, that this trumpet pitcher plant is not left in a complete lump of ice for too long. The plant will then no longer be able to absorb water and will dry out. So cold is not a problem, but the plant cannot go weeks without water.

We have deliberately limited our range to only the best oxygenated aquatic plants and only hardy species of aquatic plants that will do well in any pond.

Carnivorous plants outside

Looking for a carnivorous plant for outdoors? The Sarracenia is a perfect plant for near the pond because it does very well in swampy, very wet soil. Carnivorous plants, unlike all other plants, actually need a very poor nutrient soil, the poorer the better.

As a result, carnivorous plants are better off not standing among other pond plants because they have different soil requirements. Therefore, always put trumpet cup plants separately.

 

Yes, carnivorous can be placed outdoors very well. Some species do better than others, though. Trumpet cup plants (Sarracenia) in particular can withstand a pretty cold winter.

Carnivorous plants go into hibernation. During the winter months, put carnivorous plants in a room where the temperature does not exceed 12 degrees celcius.

Give a carnivorous plant never meat, the only thing you may feed the carnivorous plant occasionally is an insect. When carnivorous plants are outside, they will catch enough insects on their own. A carnivorous plant indoors may very occasionally be fed an insect. Plant food is also out of the question. This does the plant more harm than good.

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