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The Ultimate Carnivorous Plant Guide for Beginners - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
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 2018.


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Sarrecenia and Drosera February 25, 2019
Reviewer: Lucas Lavadour from Jacksonville, NC United States  
All my plants arrived healthy and were put into my outdoor bog garden, with a 50/50 perlite peatmoss mix.  While it is still a bit on the cold side, all plants are showing growth.  I will be ordering from you again in the future.  I learned alot from your videos on youtube as well.

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Beautiful plants! February 4, 2019
Reviewer: Rose from South san francisco, CA United States  
I ordered a few different Butterworts.  When they arrived I was astonished at what good shape they were in and how mature the plants were.  I was expecting a small plant but these were good size and very healthy. I've paid much more for far less elsewhere.  I'll be ordering from Sarracenia again.

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Excellent! January 10, 2019
Reviewer: rebecca a. from Escondido, CA United States  
I'm a beginning grower of Sarracenia, Nepenthes and flytraps.  This guide gave me so much insight.  In the past I'd tried flytraps but they always died.  I've kept my current flytrap alive and healthy this year.  I 'adopted' two tiny Sarracenia that were dying in a inside location of a nursery that were being watered with tap water (we have very hard water here).  Now they are looking much healthier and a putting up new pitchers.  I hope to add to my collection in the spring.

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Amazing source January 9, 2019
Reviewer: Jamie H from Dallas, TX United States  
I was recommended this website (and book) by a person I had purchased a carnivorous plant from via Etsy. This guide has been a life saver for me trying to grow carnivorous plants! Thank you so much!

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good book January 9, 2019
Reviewer: Lorraine Anger from Abbotsford, BC Canada  
The Carnivorous plant book is a very helpful guide to knowing about carnvorous plants. It helped me a lot.

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