Carnivorous Plants/Fertilizer


Hey Jacob & Jeff,
I'm Geerard An living in belgium and i love Cp . I love sarracenia's and nepenthes and my collection starts to
grow on a regular base. Here is my question.
I've noticed That you use An orchid fertilizer mix for nepenthes, do spray it on the plants or do you give it in the soil or pitchers?

Thanks for al the podcast, I really love them.
Hope to see you soon.

Greetings from belgium

All three!  It depends on the plant and the concentration you're using.  With Nepenthes, we pour it in the pitchers, spray it on the leaves, and pour it on the soil.  With Sarracenia and sundews, we use a weaker solution and spray it only on the leaves because these plants are less tolerant of fertilizer in the soil.

Good growing!
Jacob Farin

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