carnivorous plants

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    FlourishAnn

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    Hi! This weekend I was visiting an amazing event in Poland - festival of carnivorous plants! I saw there amazing varieties of those plants and I found out some interesting information about how they work and how they devour insects. Dionaea is the most popular carnivorous plant in Poland, but there were also others to buy so I decided to buy two Sarracenias. I have read that their cultivation is easy, but maybe you know how high they can be? Of course I am looking for finding out more about your experience with these plants!
     
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    Sarracenia are considered easy to grow and are widely propagated and cultivated by gardeners and carnivorous plant enthusiasts. Several hybrids between the very hardy S. purpurea and showy species like S. leucophylla are becoming common in garden centers in North America and Europe.

    Sarracenia require constantly moist-wet, nutrient free acidic soil. This is most often achieved with a potting mix consisting of peat moss mixed with sand or perlite. As their roots are sensitive to nutrients and minerals, only pure water, such as distilled, rain, or reverse osmosis water, can be used to water them. Sarracenia prefer sunny conditions during their growing season but require a dormancy period, with decreased light and temperatures, of a few months in the winter.
    They take four or five years to reach maturity.
     
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