The Ultimate Carnivorous Plant Guide for Beginners - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

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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 18 MB (PDF) and is viewable on all computers, tablets, and smart phones. 

Released April 2018.

Written by co-owner Jacob Farin.


  • 5
    The Ultimate Carnivorous Plant Guide for Beginners - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    Posted by Chris Visser on May 25, 2021

    An absolutely fantastic and helpful book. Only thing I had to do was take into account I'm in Australia for the seasonal changes and variations in the weather. Clear to follow. Well laid out and all around 5 stars!

  • 5
    Plant care

    Posted by Michelle W on May 9, 2021

    This book is chuck full of required information to learn and take care of carnivorous plants.

  • 5
    Great info

    Posted by Jordan Lytle on April 9, 2021

    This books has great I for for anyone new to growing carnivorous plants or even someone with a few years in. A great read.

  • 5
    Pitcher plant rizohems

    Posted by Theresa walker on April 3, 2021

    They are growing. I am excited.

  • 5
    E- Book

    Posted by Titus Smith on February 5, 2021

    This ebook is a must have if you have or have never grown carnivorous plants before. Extremely detailed and knowledgeable of there plants. Buy it ! You will be glad you did.

  • 5
    The Ultimate Guide

    Posted by Jose A De Leon on January 24, 2021

    Great information and so far so good. My Venus Fly Traps seem to be dormant but doing well. They are still nice and green but small. Even though I live in the tropics, maybe the plants have some kind of internal clock and will bloom maybe in March or April. All well so far.

  • 5
    Great book

    Posted by Amy on December 31, 2020

    Well, I’ve never had a venus fly trap before, so I bought this book, and lo and behold, my plant is still alive! Well worth it to give me the best shot at growing this thing successfully and not feeling like wasted money on a plant that wasn’t going to make it very long.

  • 5
    Great book

    Posted by Unknown on December 30, 2020

    All the info I need to care for my plants