If you are an enthusiastic gardener with a green thumb, growing carnivorous plants can be an enjoyable experience for you. Some of them are also very easy to take care of. But what sets them apart from other plants? The short answer is that they are easy to cultivate and eat, and they are definitely very tasty too!
There are many different kinds of plants that can thrive in a small container indoors like a greenhouse. Some examples include Watermelon, Shasta Daisy, Mimosa, Grape Vitis, Bougainvillea, Sweet William (rubia cordifolia), Cymbidium, Pokerosperma, Odontoglossum and many more. They can be kept in a small pot in your greenhouse and used year-round for a diverse range of ornamental, medicinal and even culinary purposes. In fact, if you want to try out something new and exotic this summer, you can begin by planting some carnivorous plants in your greenhouse. You can choose from a wide variety of beautiful and exotic plants, all of which will grow well inside your well-insulated greenhouse.
Many greenhouse owners are interested in learning how to grow exotic carnivorous plants but they face difficulty in getting them started. This is where the wonderful world of Venus fly traps come in. Many amateur gardeners have been introduced to the wonders of growing carnivorous plants through Venus fly traps. They have taken this interest further and now have their own small greenhouse full of these wonderful miniaturized traps where they can grow a wide array of exotic plants and attract a good many birds into their natural habitat.
If you would like to know how to start with your first carnivorous plant, there are two main types that you need to know about before you even begin. The first type is the Venus fly trap and the second type is the potted pitcher plant. The Venus fly traps come with a tiny bit of plastic tubing that allows the plant to absorb the excess moisture from the air and the potted pitcher plant requires you to repot it every few weeks. Both of these plants will do well if you give them sufficient amounts of light but you have to make sure that the areas are not over-watered or the roots will rot.
There are also other types of plants that will do equally as well if you allow them adequate sunlight during the day and dark temperatures at night. Examples are rock roses, crocus, phlox and gladioli. All of these plants will do equally well if you place them in locations that receive ample sunlight during the day and shade at night. However, there are other things to take into consideration such as the amount of water they require and the temperatures at which they prefer to be. If you can find a location in your garden where the temperatures rarely go below sixty degrees Fahrenheit, these are the plants for you.
If you are wanting to know how to plant your carnivorous plants correctly, one of the best tips is to plant them in pots that are pot-sized rather than the small, fake containers offered by most retailers. Small pots offer more room for root growth and the larger containers do not offer the nutrients needed by the plant to grow properly. For example, a plant that requires five to eight inches of water will need only four to six inches in a small container. Plants grown in small pots should be placed in a location away from windows in order to prevent frost damage.
One of the easiest carnivorous plants to grow is the one that grows best in cooler conditions such as the darlingtonia or the sundew. These two plants share similar requirements, and they are both best planted in containers that are between six to twelve inches in diameter. They are both grown in well-drained soil that is kept slightly moist at all times but are not fertilized. Both plants enjoy full sun, and they are each very hardy plants. You should be able to easily keep both of these in your garden under normal circumstances.
The easiest carnivorous plants to grow in your garden are commonly known as cephalotus and the pitcher plant. The cephalotus or the sender needs more attention than the cephalus. They are both best planted in larger containers, especially if they are going to be grown in a greenhouse. If you wish to know how to plant these carnivorous plants correctly, you must remember that you should never place a cephalotus or a pitcher plant directly in your home’s natural sunlight. You should instead plant them in areas of your garden, where the sun is shinning, for them to get the required amount of light to thrive.