|carnivorous houseplants||JS 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.
|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