A flytrap in the online store for everyone!
Flytraps are probably, next to sundews, the most popular plants among beginner growers. Their cultivation is not complicated and their unique advantage is that their traps close as a result of contact with the insect. The black, highly visible sensory hairs located in the trap are responsible for this mechanism. When they are irritated, the trap closes instantly and thus locks the insect in.
What are the characteristics of flytrap breeding?
Growing the plant in our opinion is easy. At home, it is best to place the plant on a south or west-facing windowsill and provide plenty of water in the saucer, even up to half of the pot. If possible, it is best to water the plants with distilled water or collected rainwater. Tap water may not be suitable for the plant, which may be associated with impaired growth or even wilting. When repotting, remember to use peat with a suitable pH between 3.5 and 4.5.
Repotting and propagating flytraps
When the flycatcher has grown considerably, it is worth thinking about repotting it into a larger pot, taking into account the substrate preferences. If you want to propagate the plant, divide the rhizomes into several smaller specimens. You can also propagate Spotted Flytraps by seed, but this is a more difficult option and does not always have the desired effect. Flytraps can be propagated throughout the growing season, but the plants also need a resting period from November to March.
Sizes of our flytraps
In our insectivorous plant shop you will find flytraps in a range of sizes, depending on your preference and home conditions.
XS - a small seedling, often presented in a 5.5cm pot. Recommended for advanced growers.
S - a seedling measuring approximately 2-4cm, often presented in a 5.5cm pot.
M - a medium sized seedling of a plant in which the characteristics of the plant show in many cases, often sold in an 8cm pot.
L - an adult plant, often capable of flowering. A beautiful, developed plant showing all the characteristics of a particular cultivar.
XL - an adult plant, distinguished by its size compared to others, often more than one growth cone, in some cultivars several plants in one pot. The dimensions given are indicative, depending on the cultivar in question, the insectivorous plants offered by our shop may have different dimensions depending mainly on the particular clone in question.
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Sundews are the easiest insectivorous plants to grow and are ideal for those wishing to get started. The plants catch insects using sticky droplets to which the insect sticks. The leaf then begins to slowly wrap itself around the scampering insect. During this time, digestive substances are slowly secreted, which extract from the insect what our plant needs most. A very important note is that sundews as well as other insectivorous plants are safe for children as well as animals! This means that the only creatures that should be afraid of them are fruit flies and mosquitoes, which can be extremely troublesome in summer.
Care of sundews
Growing sundews, as well as flytraps, is simple and fun, so they are an ideal choice for beginner growers. Sundews are exotic plants, so they will need lots of light, warmth. They should stand in a warm and sunny place, preferably on a south, west or east window, while they can spend the summer on a balcony. Water-loving sundews love water, but be sure to water them with distilled water that is free of chemicals and calcium. They should stand in 1 centimetre deep water, the level of which is systematically controlled, as overwatered sundews die very quickly. Every so often, preferably every fortnight, they should be given a break from watering for up to two days. Sundews grow best on acidic and nutrient-poor peat, which resembles their natural habitat.
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Nepenthes are carnivorous plants native to tropical forests located in Southeast Asia, mainly Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. It is from the Barisan mountain range located in Indonesia that our online shop takes its name. Pitcher plants are divided into lowland, hybrid and mountain plants. The latter should mostly be provided with better conditions close to the natural environment. The plants have long leaves ending in whiskers, at the end of which are pitcher-like insect traps. The inside of the pitcher is filled with digestive fluid and the lid protects it from rain, which would dilute the digestive substances. The lid and its rim are covered with a sweet substance that attracts insects. Sitting on the slippery rim, attracted insects fall into the pitcher plant and are digested.
How to grow pitcher plants?
Growing pitcher plants, like capturines, is not easy and requires a little more commitment from the grower. It is important to remember to replicate its natural habitat as closely as possible. The most important thing is an acidic, permeable substrate consisting of mixed peat, sand and horticultural perlite. Plants feel best in a bright environment with diffused light, at a temperature of around 18-38 degrees. Pitcher plants need a moist substrate, but unlike flycatchers they should only be watered from above, as leaving water in the saucer can cause root rot. They should also be watered with distilled water or boiled and filtered tap water. They can be grown under room conditions. They react immediately to any mistakes in cultivation. If their requirements are met, they will repay you with a beautiful and impressive appearance.
How to pitcher plants react to mistake in cultivation?
Pitcher plants react badly to full sunlight, tolerating well to diffused light for 12 to 14 hours a day. Kept in the shade, they are delicate and weak, while subjected to direct sunlight they get burned. High humidity is important in their cultivation; overdried they become diseased and are attacked by pests: earthworms, aphids or spider mites. For this reason, some pitcher plants are grown in special terrariums. A permeable substrate prevents root rot.
Pitcher plants in Barisana online store
Pitcher plants are 100% safe for people, children and pets. Although challenging for growers, they repay with a beautiful and original appearance. We invite you to buy insectivorous plants in our shop, we offer many species and sizes. In addition, plants purchased from our shop are well cared for and pest-free, buying plants from Barisana you are guaranteed safe and fast shipping.
Sarracenia are some of the more recognisable insectivorous plants, native to areas of North America. They are distinguished by their unparalleled diversity. Their trump card is that they catch insects extremely efficiently. Thanks to them, we can forget about the large flies that are caught one by one into the elongated cups. Insects are attracted by colours and nectar. The attracted insect falls into a hood from which there is no escape. It is then digested by the plant's digestive juices. All species of hoodworms have similar growing conditions.
Types of sarracenias in our breeding
We have several varieties of hoodurnica in our insectivorous plant shop. Kapturnica rubra has a ground-level rosette shape consisting of leaves transformed into insectivorous traps in red, which are shaped like elongated, tall, tubular pitchers, reaching several tens of centimetres in height. The Flava hoodworm has extremely tall hoods in yellow that reach 1 metre. Their prey is usually given to flying insects such as flies and wasps. The Purpurea variety, on the other hand, has purple pitchers.
How do I care sarracenia?
Sarracenia, like pitcher plants, like a permeable substrate consisting of peat, sand and perlite, without adding fertiliser or mineral additives that damage the plant's root system. We also use distilled water, boiled and distilled tap water or rainwater for watering. Make sure that the air humidity is not too high; room temperature is sufficient. The best place for Sarracenia is a south-facing windowsill and strong light, as a lack of light hinders the plant's growth. All types of hoodurnias require a winter dormancy period. Before overwintering, the plants produce less liquid in their pitchers and their leaves look distorted. During this period, provide them with low temperatures and moderate light. In spring, they wake up and start flowering again.
Barrisana's breeding sarracenias
We encourage you to buy insectivorous plants from proven breeding, plants available in markets are often neglected and diseased. By purchasing plants from our online shop, you are guaranteed to receive well cared for specimens. We also guarantee safe and fast transport. It is also worth mentioning that hooded plants are 100% safe for people, children and pets. We invite you to shop!
Superb carnivorous plants native to south-western Australia. Recommended for intermediate growers.
A section of carnivorous plants, where we have placed the easiest plants in a given category, which in our experience are more forgiving of mistakes than others in a given family. You will find here:
Nepenthes, which you will successfully grow on the windowsill.
Sundews that not require wintering and special conditions.
Pitcher plants reaching compact dimensions, where a large number of hoods is a priority.
Plant kits for beginner growers,
Pinguicula, in appearance often resembling lettuce, are plants that are native to areas of Mexico, the southern USA and the mountainous regions of Europe. In addition to the striking leaf colouration of some varieties, the main feature of fatheads is the phenomenal flower, individual to each variety. The colours, ranging from white to blood red, can often amaze and delight. Depending on its habitat, hawthorn requires a different soil mix. We divide fatheads into two types. Mexican and cold-hardy. We mainly offer the former, which are also much easier to grow. Mexican fatheads love a highly permeable substrate, in some variants not even a peat substrate is added. The main ingredients are vermiculite, perlite and gravel. These plants are highly sensitive to flooding. You need to remember to water less so that the plant does not rot. In this case, it is advisable to apply the rule "better dry than overwater". These plants grow well at room temperature, more light will be required for colouration.
The plants are shipped in this way:
Shipping in this way guarantees delivery of the plant whole, as the rosettes are extremely fragile.
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