Carnivorous plants?

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That's so cool to have those native to your area! I'm just a little too far north for those...

This will be the year I get my carnivorous container planted again, but it'll be no where near as nice and extensive as yours. Maybe a few fly traps and a pitcher, or sundew, or a butterwort. Time to break out the carnivorous plant propagation book and get some ideas together!
Let me know if you want help! It’s really not too extensive, so far it’s been easy to take care of. All the species in the bowl don’t like the same environment, so I’m expecting some to do better than others but I certainly had to at least try to push the limits. Just make sure that they have the same dormancy requirements as the main priority. Soil is variable but I can let you know what’s worked for me
 

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I think this is Nepenthes alata, not certain though. Interestingly, it grows bright red pitchers in intense sun, and half red half green pitchers in shade. Grows very well in my apartment window or under the Bonsai bench in the summer.
 

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Nice!

We have a lot of tiny tree frogs around here. My son informed me... carnivorous plants eats frogs too. So they are not coming here. Though I admire them...can't have my find one inside...
 

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You should look up their flower anatomy, very very strange flowers unique to sarraceniaceae. I don’t know if you know any basic flower anatomy, but for those that do they’re weird- fused umbrella like styles, 5 separate stigmas. Large, too
 

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You should look up their flower anatomy, very very strange flowers unique to sarraceniaceae. I don’t know if you know any basic flower anatomy, but for those that do they’re weird- fused umbrella like styles, 5 separate stigmas. Large, too
Yes, I know just enough botany to be dangerous:). The flowers are very strange, indeed, and, I suspect, evolutionarily ancient..
 

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Wow looks like you have a lot there, looking forward to seeing some of the special ones. Do you keep them in that year round?
They stayed in the tent through the winter for the humidity. Most will be soon outside with my bonsai or on the deck and back inside somewhere in my house this coming fall.... since most will likely be too big to go back in the tent, they'll have to deal with lower humidity in a window.
 

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Yes, I know just enough botany to be dangerous:). The flowers are very strange, indeed, and, I suspect, evolutionarily ancient..
Haha so I see! Before the last year or so I didn’t know any botanical terms, so I assumed most enthusiasts don’t either. Speaking of ancient, isn’t the related genus Heliamphora considered basal to Sarracenia? They come from the Tepuis of Venezuela I believe, and so that would make sense as those are essentially preserved sky islands. I‘ll look it up

You keep yours on top of the bonsai bench during good weather? Is that not too much sun for them?
 

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Haha so I see! Before the last year or so I didn’t know any botanical terms, so I assumed most enthusiasts don’t either. Speaking of ancient, isn’t the related genus Heliamphora considered basal to Sarracenia? They come from the Tepuis of Venezuela I believe, and so that would make sense as those are essentially preserved sky islands. I‘ll look it up

You keep yours on top of the bonsai bench during good weather? Is that not too much sun for them?
I have kept sarracenia in full sun next to my bonsai, but this will be my first summer with neps. My plan is to keep them on the most shaded benches or on the deck where they might get an hour of direct sun
 

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I have kept sarracenia in full sun next to my bonsai, but this will be my first summer with neps. My plan is to keep them on the most shaded benches or on the deck where they might get an hour of direct sun
Right sarracenia, sundews, and VFT can take full sun but I definitely didn’t think Nepenthes would prefer it. I kept mine under the bench last summer and that worked well for me, it got direct morning sun for an hour or two
 

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