Carnivorous Plants/aphrodite


I ordered a Ping. Aphrodite from you and while reading the care guide on the web site it said to have the plant in a dish of standing water but on the DVD you said with Butterworts don't have it in standing water.  I'm confused.  I want to make sure I water it correctly and not have it meet the fate of the Montezumae that I may have killed by under watering.  What is the correct method for watering an Aphrodite?

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Hi Pat,

This one is a very durable plant and will tolerate wetter conditions, but they will do best keeping them just moist, not wet.  This applies to most all Mexican butterworts with just a few exceptions.  You can let them have a little water in their tray, but them them use it up before adding more.  Using African Violet pots can be and easy way to achieve this.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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