May 15, 2023
QUESTION:My Venus flytraps and Sarracenia died over winter!! I put them in the garage for dormancy where it's around 40°F (4°C). I live in USDA Zone 5B. My father told me that I did not n …
May 9, 2023
Q/A #85 - Need Help with Pitcher Plants from a Friend
QUESTION: I have two pitcher plants a friend just gave me. She felt they weren’t doing well in her care. I know next to nothing about carnivorous plants but, luckily, found your website yesterd …
May 8, 2023
Q/A #84 - Can I Use Perlite Infused with Fertilizer?
QUESTION:My wife came home with perlite infused with Miracle-Gro. Is it safe to use for my Venus fly traps?(Submitted in May 2019.) RESPONSE BY JEFF DALLAS:No. What you can do, however, is ta …
May 4, 2023
Q/A #83 - Nepenthes Cutting Not Cutting it
QUESTION: Why are the growing tips of my Nepenthes Deroose Alata basel cutting turning brown? I made this cutting in mid-March. It's in peat moss, and I water it with reverse-osmosis water. Is th …
April 27, 2023
Q/A #75 - Ants in Plants!
QUESTION:I was trimming off last year's dead pitchers on my Sarracenia and noticed small black ants on the plants. They appear to be living IN the plant pots. Several came out of the peat when the …
February 6, 2023
Q/A #29 - Drosera regia Is Wilting
QUESTION: I purchased a Drosera regia from you last spring and it has done very well up till last week. It suddenly started wilting and drooping, although the middle new growth still seems sl …
January 13, 2023
Q/A #16 - Sundew Is Stunted from Poorly Drained Soil
QUESTION: I have a Drosera aliciae that I've been growing for approximately a year. It's under an indoor grow light (four T5 fluorescent tubes, 6500K, 8 inches away). The lights are on 12-14 hour …
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