carnivorous plants

Dennis Kramb
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 15:19:05 PST
Jim McKenney wrote:
> Dennis, the structure from which the flytrap grows is formed from swollen
> leaf bases - so yes, it is definitely a bulb, a dicot bulb at that. Drosera,
> closely related to Dionaea, also forms a bulb. 

That's awesome!  :)  If mine set seed I'll have a good (and unusual) 
donation for the PBS BX!

> For best results, I would get all of these plants out of the terrarium,
> where they are almost certain to have a long, drawn out death and get them
> into full blazing sun (or, given your location, the brightest, most intense
> indoor light you can provide). 

You just described where they're already going to be!  (but in a 
terrarium).  And the terrarium will provide the humidity they love.  So 
I think this will be quite successful.  I think the tricky part will be 
removing them in winter and storing them in an appropriately chilly spot.

Thanks for the info!  If I'm successful with these, I'll try some of the 
more exotic cultivars on the market.

Dennis in Ohio

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