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Description and Specifications
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This collection of four easy to grow carnivorous plants can be grown on a south facing windowsill, frost free or unheated greenhouse or conservatory care instructions will be included. The collection includes 1 venus flytrap, 1 sundew (capensis or aliciae) and 2 different pitcher plants. All four plants are sent out ready potted in 9cm pots, you are now ready to start growing these fascinating plants. The plants will not need repotting until the following Spring into our com 1 in 12cm pots. The flytrap and sudew are mature, the two pitcherplants are 3 year olds. Please remember all of these plants are dormant over the winter months.Plants will be sent out ready potted
Beginners Growing Guide
Keep the plants standing in a tray of rainwater or distilled water around 1-2 cm deep in a bright sunny position, South facing window sill, conservatory frost free or unheated greenhouse . I find it is best not to feed the plants yourself, if you are worried the plants are not catching enough insects just put them outside for a few days you will be surprised what they can catch by themselves, especially the pitcher plants.
The venus flytrap may flower, it is best to cut these off, as this can weaken the plant. The other three plants (if you have the ‘Beginners Collection’) can be left to flower. Never apply fertilizer to the plants.
Around the end of October sometimes a little earlier you will notice some of the foliage starts to brown or die off, this is normal and nothing to worry about. At this time keep the plants just damp rather than wet, and cut off any of the dead foliage. All four of these plants need a cold Winter rest, so if you are growing your plants indoors, this is the time to move them out to a cooler position say an unheated greenhouse , porch or something similar for the Winter months. The minimum Winter temperature should be 5c, and around the end of February, plants will start to come back into growth, this is a good time to re – pot if necessary (our COM1 is an ideal compost for all four plants), never ‘over pot’, there is no need, a 12cm pot will be fine for each plant. Plants that were moved out for the Winter can now be put back on a sunny windowsill and stood back into a tray of rainwater, March brings very quick growth and flowers, and the fly catching begins all over again …..
JUST REMEMBER TO ALWAYS USE RAIN WATER - HAPPY COLLECTING!
Was worried about delivery but had nothing to fear! Plants came well packaged and looked very fresh. Along with plenty of info to look after them. Also great customer service!!
Lovely plants, very well packaged, will be ordering again to build up my collection. I have ordered other plants from other sources and there was no comparison, Hampshire plants were far superior.
Received my plants Thursday 25-3-21,packaging great, they have started growing already, absolutely delighted with them,many thanks
Just perfect. I was a bit worried how the plants would arrive, but fear not - well packaged, healthy and just brilliant. My Wife was when over the moon.
If in doubt, BUY THIS.
I received my beginners collection yesterday. I was worried about transport damage, but I need not have worried.
The plants were really carefully packaged and protected and arrived in great condition. They are now looking great on my windowsill.
Great and informative communication from the seller. I will definately be buying more
Informative and on time delivery.
Excellent very healthy plants in well protected packaging
Got to agree with all the others, plants well packed and healthy, will need a day to spring back from being wrapped up. will look at buying more plants later one
Beginners collection arrive, well packed, health and they were really helpful with me contacting with stupid questions. Big fan!!!
I am really pleased with these plants, they are absolutely beautiful. Very well packaged and arrived in fantastic condition. The company kept me updated when the order was being prepared & shipped. Have set them up on a windowsill with their feet in little trays of water (living in a flat at the moment, rainwater is not so easy to come by, but the internet tells me that water from our condenser tumble dryer is ok, and the plants are thriving on it so far!) , and they’re loving life, have already grown a little in the month or so they’ve been here, the colours seem to be getting even brighter as well. The sarracenia especially have been hoovering up flies, and the fly trap has caught a few also, grimly fascinating to see the wings sticking out of a closed trap!
They are fascinating and really attractive plants. I will definitely be adding to my collection after our upcoming house move.
Brilliantly packaged and arrived in perfect condition. Even better was that within 5 minutes of setting on a window sill, the pitcher plant had caught a fruit fly. Beautiful looking plants; really pleased with this collection and would heartily recommend. I think this may be the start of something!