Thursday, January 15, 2009

While I was at the Fort Pierce Farmers Market last weekend I picked up my first Carnivorous plants. They are the Sarracenia 'Tarnok' and the Sarracenia X 'Dana's Delight'. They are only 2 out of the 625 species of plants that attract and trap their prey. They are also known as Pitcher Plants because their trapping mechanism is a deep cavity filled with liquid known as a pitfall trap. Some of the insects that they prey on are flies, mosquitoes and spiders. These Carnivorous Plants are very easy to care for. Do not water with tap water, use only rain water or they will die. Plant only in 50% peat moss and 50% sand or perlite. They are also suitable for Bog Gardening. They require full sun and can reach heights 3 feet tall. I can't wait until mine get that big. Here are some pictures of my new Carnivorous Plants.

Sarracenia 'Tarnok'

About 5" Tall

Sarracenia X 'Dana's Delight'

About 5" Tall

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. See you again next time.


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Pomona Belvedere said...

I'll look forward to seeing how your carnivorous plants do. They've always intrigued me, but it's so hot and dry in summers here that I keep waiting to find some local varieties that might survive. Thanks for the cultural instructions.

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