Question: carnivorous plants
I have recently been experimenting with the cultivation of wonderful carnivores, I have 3 Sarracenie, 2 Drosere, 1 Nephentes, 2 Pinguicule.
I have a big problem: I only have one balcony facing north and a large glass surface (double-glazed living room) facing south from where a flood of light enters in the central hours of the day.
My question is the following: I can also grow painte at home (which ones and with what precautions), otherwise some advice for growing them on the terrace facing north. Which are among the least demanding in terms of light?
What substances in minimum dose can be given to feed them?
I thank you in advance and I salute you.
Carnivorous plants: Answer: carnivorous plants
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Sarracenia is a herbaceous, carnivorous, evergreen and stemless plant native to North America. It is grown in a cold greenhouse and requires always moist soil. During the winter they are held in well-lit positions, at a temperature of 5 ° C; in summer the atmosphere is humidified and the plant is sprayed every day. Repotting every 2 - 3 years.
Drosera is a genus of herbaceous, perennial, rhizomatous plant, widespread in the very humid environments of temperate and tropical areas of all continents. The sundews grow well in moist, peaty, acid soils. They can be grown both in the sun and in partially or totally shaded positions. In warm regions it is advisable to choose totally shaded positions.
The Pinguicula is a genus of herbaceous, perennial, insectivorous plant. In the hot season we slightly shade the plants and ventilate the environment at temperatures above 10 ° C, in winter they need a minimum temperature of 7 - 8 ° C.
The Nepenthes carnivorous plant, herbaceous native to North America. The nepenthes have delicate roots that rot easily, so just water them enough to keep the soil moist. It does not like direct sun, but to grow well it needs good brightness, in case of lack of light you can see the plant that "looks for" the light, lengthening in its direction and increasing the length of the stem between one leaf and another.
By answering his question, he can grow plants at home in his living room very well, having however the foresight in the summer to shade and ventilate them and have a high humidity in the air.