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carnivorous houseplantsJS Haiku Shop
Mar 25, 2002 12:18 PM
so i've stuck to miniature palms and cactus thus far, since they're pretty difficult to kill. went out on a limb week before last and purchased a "pitcher plant" (trumpet kind) and a "venus flytrap." the pitcher plant is visibly thriving, but the flytrap isn't really doing anything.

i've transplanted them into intermediate-sized pots, in routine potting soil, have kept them under flourescent lights during the time i'm home, and when i'm not, i put them in the window. otherwise, my toddler wants to taste them, so out of the window and back to the flourescents. using a diluted mixture of water and miracle grow (about celeste in hue), keeping the soil pretty moist, but not waterlogged, as they're both marsh-type plants. not giving them meat or meat juice, as i've read that this is a wivestale, and can actually prove fatal.

what gives?
Here's a link...Brooks
Mar 25, 2002 2:30 PM

Most houseplants die from too much care (over watering, over fertilizing) rather than not enough. Also, it is important to keep a consistent environment, so moving between artificial lights and the window may do more harm than good.

Have fun and keep the green side up!
feed them Dinosaur meat, kind of stringy and tough...OutWest
Mar 25, 2002 10:20 PM
...but he's kind of like a big carnivorous house plant himself so you won't have to worry about poisoning them.
(Sorry, I couldn't resist I:+)
Mar 27, 2002 8:25 AM