International Carnivorous Plant Society

Feeding Plants

Sarracenia Soil Fertilization

You will be living dangerously if you fertilize the soil of your Venus flytraps or sundews but for Sarracenia it is actually a good idea for juvenile plants....

Feeding Dried Blood Worms Step-by-Step

Dried blood worms are a great way to feed your plants when they cannot catch food on their own.


Hanrahan, Bob (1986) Simplistic CP Fertilization Facts. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 15(2):53 ( PDF )

D'Amato, Peter (1997) The Savage Garden. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 26(2):64-66 (PDF )

D'Amato, Peter (1998) The Savage Garden: 'Feeding your plants'. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 27(1):4-5 ( PDF )

Brittnacher, John (2009) Soil fertilization of Sarracenia seedlings. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 38(2):36-41 ( PDF )

Guitton, Yann and Laurent Legendre and Lubomír Adamec (2012) Mineral nutrition in hydroponically-grown Pinguicula. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 41(1):8-15 ( PDF )

Legendre, Laurent (2012) An improved mineral nutrient solution for the in vitro propagation of Pinguicula species. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 41(1):16-19 ( PDF )