Hardy Carnivorous Plants: 9 Varieties

Hardy carnivorous plants are rarely found in the local latitudes, because most plants are sensitive to frost. They are usually to be overwintered at moderate temperatures. Our list of suitable carnivorous plants shows which varieties can remain outdoors even during the cold season. pitcher plant The so-called pitcher plant is also known as Sarracenia in botanical jargon and can…

Cobra lily, Darlingtonia californica – care

The leaf of a cobra lily is remarkably shaped: it is tubular and contains a liquid used to digest captured insects. The upper part of the blade is modified for the insect catching function. There is a circular opening in the overhanging, rounded cap through which insects enter the hood. It’s easy to explain why they want to…

Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia – Care and Wintering

This exotic, very decorative plant is perennial and depending on the species hardy, conditionally hardy or not hardy. It impresses with its intensely colored and veined tubes, which depending on the species lie on the ground or protrude upwards and act as insect traps. Insects are not only attracted to the plant, but also digested by it. Compared…

Sundew – care & overwintering of the plant

The plant, which bears the rather harmless-sounding name sundew, botanically Drosera, comes from the sundew family and belongs to the carnivorous plants (carnivores). The name is derived from Greek usage and is translated as “Tau”. It uses one of the five possible traps and thus differs from the Venus flytrap, for example. The sundew has radiating tentacles with…

Pitcher Plant, Nepenthes – care, propagation by offshoots

It offers a spectacular appearance and represents a challenge for every hobby gardener. The carnivorous pitcher plant with the botanical name Nepenthes is undoubtedly an ornamental plant of a special kind. It is native to the tropics and therefore feels at home in a temperate greenhouse, in a warm bathroom by the window or particularly…

Butterwort – care, propagation and repotting

Predatory, treacherous and also a bit scary – many hobby gardeners have mixed feelings about carnivorous plants. But such carnivores, which belong to the genus of butterwort (Pinguicula), are still very popular with most garden enthusiasts. The lush green plants impress above all with their strikingly colored flowers, which are a real eye-catcher in the living room. Of…

Venus flytrap – care and feeding

Venus flytrap – care and feeding

From a botanical point of view, the Venus flytrap Dionaeag muscipula belongs to the sundew family and is actually a carnivorous plant. It was first mentioned as such in around 1768, its original home is the USA and especially North and South Carolina. It was native to the city of Wilmington within 100 kilometers. Only years later did…

Carnivorous Plants (Carnivores) – Care Instructions

Carnivorous Plants (Carnivores) – Care Instructions

Carnivorous plants are some of the most interesting plants that Mother Nature has produced. It is commonly believed that these plants are very difficult to care for, but there are really easy to care for species. Carnivores, as carnivorous plants are also known, usually catch small unicellular organisms with their transformed leaves, but also insects or arthropods. Large…