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Noteworthy Books on Carnivorous Plants

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Carnivorous Plants and Their Habitats v. 1 and 2
Call Number: QK917 .M38 2010
ISBN: 0955891841

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Growing Carnivorous Plants - Barry A. Rice
Call Number: SB432.7 .R53 2006
ISBN: 0881928070
Publication Date: 2006-09-15

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The Curious World of Carnivorous Plants - Wilhelm Barthlott; Stefan Porembski; RĂ¼diger Seine; Inge Theisen
Call Number: QK917 .K36 2007
ISBN: 9780881927924
Publication Date: 2007-10-24

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The Savage Garden - Peter D'Amato
Call Number: SB432.7 .D36 2013
ISBN: 9781607744108
Publication Date: 2013-07-02


Growing Carnivorous Plants

You can grow carnivorous plants in a variety of conditions, from natural bogs in your backyard to a dish on a windowsill. The trick is to figure out which carnivorous plants will grow well in the conditions you have inside and outside your home. Carnivorous plants should never be collected in the field, because most of them are relatively rare and are threatened due to human population, agricultural land use and over-collection. If you are interested in growing carnivorous plants in your home, purchase the plants from a reputable grower who uses tissue culture or vegetative means to grow the plant, or start them from seeds.

You can learn more about growing these common carnivorous plants 

  • Venus' Fly Trap
  • American Pitcher Plant
  • Sundew
  • Butterwort

by selecting a yellow tab at the top of the page.

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