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BC1001 Beginners Collection 4

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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 can be found on the home page under growing guide . 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
    Spring /Summer
    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.
     Autumn /Winter
     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 …..

    MPN : BC1001

    Brand : Hantsflytrap

    Product Code : BC1001

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    Great service & quality Verified Purchase

    Plants delivered very quickly & fantastically well packaged! Each of the four plants appears to be exceptionally healthy & larger than I expected. I’d certainly buy again. Highly recommended

    Graham Pride | Alton | October 2023

    Beautiful plants

    These plants arrived in perfect condition, an ideal introduction to carnivorous plants. I will definitely be purchasing from you again.

    Julie Blakeway | East Sussex | July 2023

    Amazing company Verified Purchase

    Absolutely blown away by how professional this company is, swift delivery, plants were packaged very carefully and clearly with love, care and attention so they arrived in perfect condition. Comprehensive care instructions included. Really good quality plants. Will definitely use this company again.

    Jo Hirst | Staffordshire | May 2023

    Did just what they were supposed to do

    They arrived safely with perfect packaging, and have been very happy in the conservatory all summer sitting in rainwater (yes we just had enough in our water butts) and have caught dozens and dozens of flies, we have noticed far fewer in the kitchen than previous years. They have all grown bigger. Soon will be hibernation time so to read up on the website here for instructions.

    Matthew Hunt | Cambridge | September 2022


    So easy to keep and such good plants received in really good condition and so well packed. Many thanks.

    Marcia Carter | Gosport | August 2021

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