Growing Carnivorous Plants

Growing Carnivorous Plants

Book - 2006
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For centuries, carnivorous plants have carried an air of fascination and mystique unparalleled in the plant world.Growing Carnivorous Plants is a comprehensive guide to identifying and cultivating these remarkable plants. From the well-known Venus flytrap to obscure African sundews, from the giant pitcher plant vines of Borneo the microscopic bladderworts of Florida, more than 200 species, hybrids and cultivars from all genera of carnivorous plants are described. Included are explanations of the fascinating and diverse mechanisms the plants use to trap their victims. Imitating a plant's natural environment is the key to success in growing carnivorous plants, and this book will help readers select the best plants to grow on a windowsill, in a terrarium or greenhouse. Information on how to feed carnivorous plants will enable even the most squeamish grower to ensure that plants receive the nutrients they require. The book's 400 photographs include both spectacular images from the wild and lovely plants in cultivation.

Over 200 species, hybrids, and cultivars from all genera of carnivorous plants are described in this comprehensive volume. Detailed cultivation advice is provided to enable readers to select and place the right plants, while information on how to feed carnivorous plants will enable even the most squeamish grower to ensure that plants receive the nutrients they require.


Book News
Rice, certainly the foremost specialist, has written an accessible introduction to the strange and fascinating world of carnivorous plants, with discussion of their propagation (including tips for catching and processing the prey to feed them), history, habitat, and place in the creative imagination. Thirteen chapters describe as many genus, with description of the plants, their trapping mechanism, native range, cultivation guidelines, and conservation issues. The volume is oversized (8.75x11.25") and heavily illustrated with excellent color photos. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
For centuries, carnivorous plants have fascinated and mystified all who have encountered them. Quite naturally it is also a special thrill to grow these wonders of nature. Yet even experienced enthusiasts too often find a lovingly tended homegrown plant fading away without capturing a single insect.
Help is at hand in this comprehensive guide to identifying, understanding, and successfully cultivating more than 600 species, hybrids, and cultivars from all genera of carnivorous plants. Imitating a plant's natural environment is always the secret to success, but knowing the natural range and habitat requirements of each species is especially critical to keeping such complex plants healthy in appearance and appetite, whether conditions are to be duplicated on a windowsill or in a terrarium, greenhouse, or garden. Information on how to feed carnivorous plants will also enable even newcomers to procure appropriate foods and ensure that plants receive the kind of nutrients they require.
With over 400 photographs - many never seen before - a broad plant directory, insights from professional carnivorous plant growers and experts, and detailed coverage that is as enjoyable to read as it is practical to use, this is the resource that hobbyists, gardeners, and naturalists alike have long awaited.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber, 2006
ISBN: 9780881928075
0881928070
Branch Call Number: 635.93375 R36g 2006
Characteristics: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm

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Jun 29, 2012

my plants died soo oh well it waz ceph hummer giant

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