Growing Sundews – Feeding, Light, Water, Soil Requirements

Sundew plants (Drosera spp.) are fascinating carnivorous plants known for their unique ability to capture and digest insects. With their delicate and dew-covered tentacles, these remarkable plants have captured the interest of plant enthusiasts and hobbyists. In this guide, we will explore the basics of sundew plant cultivation, providing you with the knowledge needed to … Read more

Why Pitcher Plants Eat Insects

Like other plants, the pitcher plant can photosynthesize and make glucose. So why does it eat insects? Why did these plants develop traps when they are capable of producing their own food? The answer is simple. Pitcher plants eat bugs because they grow in nutrient-poor soil. Insects contain amino acids, iron and other micronutrients which … Read more

When Do Venus Flytraps Grow?

Venus flytraps are naturally found in North and South Carolina, but now they are all over the United States owing to their popularity. These plants have an undeserved reputation as being hard to grow, so in this guide I’ll explain their life and seasonal cycle. Venus flytraps emerge from dormancy in mid February or March, … Read more

When Do Venus Flytraps Flower?

Venus flytraps are famous for trapping and eating bugs, and it’s what draws us to them. But these plants also flower. Flowering Venus flytraps is something you don’t see every day though, and in this guide I will explain why. Venus flytraps flower in springtime, but the process weakens the plant and may prevent it … Read more