Houzz Logo Print

My carnivorous plants aren't doing well

18 years ago

I've been growing CPs for years now, and every year I seem to do something wrong that kills them. This year, I decided to grow them under artificial light (I was only able to find a reptile 15-watt flourescent tube-it's considered a 'daylight') and put them in a terrarium. They're all in pots under this light in the terrarium, and they seemed to be doing great for a while. Then they started to look bad. My venus flytraps' young leaves are turning black before they even open and my sundews are growing leaves with sick looking hairs on them. Anyone have any idea where to start with this problem?

Comments (8)

D. A. Dunlevy
Average rating: 5 out of 5 stars6 Reviews
Washington DC's Distinguished Landscape Architecture & Design Firm