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The Ultimate Carnivorous Plant Guide for Beginners - Ebook
The Ultimate Carnivorous Plant Guide - Ebook
 
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Jacob Farin, co-owner of Sarracenia Northwest, will show you how to think like a professional carnivorous plant grower to keep your first carnivorous plant alive and healthy. You will learn how sunlight, water, and soil affect your plant's health so that you can avoid common mistakes. When you gain experience growing the most common carnivorous plants in cultivation, you will have the knowledge base to grow other plants with greater confidence.

If you are new to carnivorous plants or have struggled to keep them alive for more than a couple of months, this ebook is for you!

Sarracenia pitchers are browning?

Three main causes. And no, too much sun isn't one of them (page 108).

Sarracenia pitchers are flopping over?

Three main causes (page 110).

Tropical sundews not producing dew?

Seven common causes (page 140).

No pitchers on your Nepenthes?

Eight possible causes (page 153).

Flytrap died?

Read page 82!

Worried about winter care?

Six important tips to remember (page 126).

Worried that your humidity isn't high enough?

Seriously, read pages 63-66!


The Nuts and Bolts of Carnivorous Plants
• The different types of plants found in cultivation.
• How carnivorous plants capture insects.
• Deciphering the botanical naming system.

The Essentials of Plant Growth
• The real role of bugs when it comes to carnivorous plants.
• How sunlight affects your plant's health.
• How to use tap water safely.
• Appropriate soil ingredients for your plants.
• Temperature and humidity issues.

How to Grow Common Carnivorous Plants
• Venus Flytraps.
• Cold Hardy Sundews (common species).
Sarracenia.
• Tropical Sundews (common species).
Nepenthes (common species).
• Troubleshooting of common plant problems.
• How to protect your cold hardy plants from the two biggest threats during winter.
• What to use artificial lights properly to get optimal growth.

How to Treat Common Plant Pests
• How to identify problems with aphids, thrips, and other pests.
• A pesticide to use that is safe on carnivorous plants .
• Dealing with slugs, mosquitoes, and four-legged pests.


The ebook does NOT cover propagation or all types of carnivorous plants. It was written specifically for first-time growers to help them keep their first carnivorous plant alive and healthy. The plants covered in the ebook are easily obtainable, relatively inexpensive, and forgiving of mistakes, which makes them suitable for first-time growers.

The ebook contains over 35,000 words and 170 embedded photographs. The file size is 20 MB (PDF) and is viewable on all computers, tablets, and smart phones. To purchase the ebook, please create an account. After purchasing, log into your account to download the ebook.

Released April 17, 2018.


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July 4, 2018
Reviewer: Valerie Melanson from Qualicum Beach, BC Canada  
This is a really well written introductory and beyond guide for growing carnivorous plants.  I am very happy to have added it to my library, where it will be a go to book on matters affecting my CPs.

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FANTASTIC July 2, 2018
Reviewer: kyle stepe  
This book is essential for anyone growing carnivorous plants, whether a new grower or a seasoned one. Interesting reading and foolproof instruction for successful growing.

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Awesome Book June 26, 2018
Reviewer: Amber Mars from Houston, TX United States  
It gave me ALL of the info I needed. Very helpful and thorough. Very happy I purchased this. I didn't know these plants were so sensitive and picky with water, no wonder my old venus fly trap died. Had plenty of sun but I used bottled and tap water. Died in 4 months. Very sad. But thanks to this book my sundew is alive and well. :)

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Great info June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Bill from NC, United States  
Very informative, looking forward to the next book!

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The Ultimate Carnivorous Plant Guide for Beginners June 21, 2018
Reviewer: David Fok from Sai Kung, N.T. Hong Kong  
very helpful, lots of valuable information

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