BEGINNERS CARNIVOROUS MIX
This mix has been created by request of one of our valued customers! These are the easiest germinators of the carnivorous plant seeds, and are ideal for beginners. The mix includes:
Drosera Capensis 10 Seeds
Drosera Filiformis 10 Seeds
Sarracenia Purpurea 20 Seeds (large pack)
Sarracenia Mix 10 Seeds
Each pack will be packaged and labelled individually. Bulk pricing, seeds are at a substantial saving versus buying them individually. Germination information below.
Drosera: Sprinkle the tiny seeds on top of the growing medium. Do not cover them. Use a mixture of 30% sand and 70% peat moss. Cover the container with plastic to retain moisture. Place the container in very bright light at room temperature. Once the small plants begin to grow, slowly open the plastic a little each day. Use rain water or bottled water (use a spritz bottle while plants are small) to regularly water plants. Generally seeds germinate anywhere from 1 to 3 months, but some stragglers can take up to a year.
Sarrracenia purpurea: Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Fill the container sphagnum peat moss, or a mix that contains mainly peat moss. Place the seeds on the surface of the pre-dampened mix, and gently water with a spray bottle. Cover with clear plastic, and place your container in a cool area (but not freezing) for 6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature, and in bright light for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Most seedlings will sprout within 2-3 months of the warming period, though some may take a little longer. Once plants sprout, slowly remove the plastic, a little bit each day. Always keep the soil slightly moist, never letting it dry out.
Pitcher Plant Mix: Sarracenia are perennial carnivorous plants. This mix contains at least 10 species, at random. Most sarracenia are hardy in zones 8-10, and some are hardy outdoors down to zone 6. They can also be grown as house plants.