Hawaiian Botanicals
Carnivorous Plants

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Wholesale carnivorous plants:
We grow various types of carnivorous plants. We usually have a selection of tropical species available throughout the year. North American pitcher plants (Sarracenia) and Venus Flytraps (Dionaea) are native to temperate climatic areas and require a brief winter dormancy period in order to maintain health & vigor. We have temperate carnivorous plants available from about mid-April through to late October.
With the exception of Antarctica, carnivorous plants are indigenous to every continent on earth. Their habitats range from the steamy jungles of Borneo to the chilly bogs of northern Canada. Despite this wide variation in climate and geographical location, the habitats of carnivorous plants often exhibit certain similarities. Typically, the soil of a carnivorous plant habitat is nutrient-poor. Carnivorous plants have adapted to this environment by using insects and other creatures as their main source of nutrients (in addition to photosynthesis).

Dionanea muscipula (Venus Flytrap):
Dionaea muscipula is endemic to a relatively small region of peaty savannas in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina.
     In their native environment, Venus Flytraps often experience frost during the winter months and are considered to be a 'warm-temperate' species. For this reason, in autumn it's customary to place potted flytraps in a cool location in order to trigger winter dormancy.
During their growing season, flytraps need bright light and should be kept constantly damp.


Drosera (Sundews):
Sundews are indigenous to a wide range of climatic zones, from the Canadian and Alaskan subarctic to the tropical rainforests of northern Australia.    
     There are many subtropical and tropical species suitable for the indoor terrarium or a sunny windowsill. Some species of Sundews, such as Drosera capensis (Cape Sundew), are excellent beginner's plants, due to their ease of cultivation.

     Sundews are not fussy plants in regards to media; a 50/50 mix of peat moss and coarse sand works well for the majority of Drosera species.


Nepenthes (tropical pitcher plant):
The majority of Nepenthes species are indigenous to southeast Asia, although their range extends from northeastern Australia to northern India.
     In their native habitat, Nepenthes are found at a variety of altitudes, from sea level up to an altitude of 3000 meters (10,000 ft) depending upon the species. In the tropics, the climate can change dramatically as the elevation increases. In an indoor environment, Nepenthes do best in a humid location. Frequent misting can help to compensate for lack of humidity.
     Our Nepenthes plants are potted in New Zealand long-fiber sphagnum moss.  

Pinguicula (Butterworts):
Most Pinguicula species are native to the Northern Hemisphere. Mexico is home to the most diverse selection of Butterworts.
     In the wild, Butterworts are indigenous to a variety of climatic zones, from the subarctic to the Caribbean tropics. The habitat of Pinguicula is equally diverse, as Butterworts can be found in the wet, peaty bogs of northern Canada as well as the hot, dry calcareous cliffs of southern Mexico.
     Pinguicula species produce some of the most vibrant, striking flowers of the carnivorous plant world.

Sarracenia (North American Pitcher Plant):
The genus Sarracenia contains 8 species. Sarracenia species cross-pollinate readily and the hybrid offspring is also fertile. This has resulted in a plethora of natural and man-made hybrids.
     All Sarracenia species and hybrids can be overwintered outdoors in the zone 8 areas of the Pacific northwest, provided that they are planted in bogs or large containers. These plants grow best in a sunny location.
     We use a 50/50 mix of Canadian peat most and coarse sand as our potting media for Sarracenia plants. The media should always be damp.