Carnivorous Plants

Don’t worry, if you are larger than an insect, you don’t have to be afraid. Carnivorous plants are completely harmless for people. It’s only in movies the digestive enzymes from the carnivorous plants can harm human skin. The enzymes are very weak and one hundred percent safe.

In fact, the carnivorous plants should be afraid of people – polluti...

Don’t worry, if you are larger than an insect, you don’t have to be afraid. Carnivorous plants are completely harmless for people. It’s only in movies the digestive enzymes from the carnivorous plants can harm human skin. The enzymes are very weak and one hundred percent safe.

In fact, the carnivorous plants should be afraid of people – pollution has resulted in several of the more than 600 different species of carnivorous plants have gone extinct.

On Chilish.com you can buy seeds from carnivorous plants like Pink Cape Sundew, Pinguicula and Utricularia. Plants you also can find wild in the nature in Denmark, which makes them easy to grow in climates similar to Scandinavia. Of course you can also buy the always popular species like Venus Flytrap, Nepenthes and Sarracenia on Chilish.com.

In the nature the carnivorous plants grow in acidic soil lacking on nutrients. Therefore, the carnivorous plants have to cover their need for nitrogen and phosphate in a different way. They do this by catching and digesting bugs.

On Chilish.com we guarantee germination, but if you want your carnivorous seeds to germinate, you need to choose acidic soil like for instance Spaghnum and mix it with sand or Perlite. It’s similar to the soil, where the plants grow in nature.

Patience is key when growing carnivorous plants. Sprinkle your seeds on the soil. You don’t have to cover the seeds with soil. Make sure to water the seeds, and keep the soil moist. Place the pot in sunlight. Then wait. We guarantee germination but it’s very common you have to wait several weeks, before the seeds start to germinate. Sometimes – however rare - germination won’t happen for months, so be patient.

Because of the traps carnivorous plants are growing slowly, and if you want to succeed in growing carnivorous plants you have to consider carefully where to grow the plants. Especially Venus Flytrap and Nepenthes need lots of sun, heat and humidity, and they will be best suited to grow in greenhouses or terrariums.

NEVER EVER use fertilizer on your carnivorous plants. It can leave burns on the plant, and even kill the plant. They will get nutrients from their traps. You can however feed your carnivorous plants. It is quite entertaining and it won’t hurt your plants – as long you feed with small insects and NOT meat, cheese, chocolate or whatever you read on the internet. The traps will rotten, and the plants will die. Find an insect if you want to feed your carnivorous plant!

If you think you can’t find any insects in your home. You’re probably wrong. There are bugs everywhere – even at home. So don’t worry. Look in your garden or in a park. Find a rock and lift it. You will most likely find a lot of bugs.

When growing carnivorous plants, the amount of insects in the traps are not really that important. The best thing you can do for your plants, are in fact to make sure it will get enough sunlight and lives in an environment with high humidity in the right soil.

It might seem like carnivorous plants a difficult to grow, but as long they get enough light and high humidity, they are actually easy to grow.

On Chilish.com we dispatch fresh carnivorous plant seeds throughout the year.  

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