What an impulse buy.
At the Washington Cathedral Flower Mart 2012 I spotted the Carnivorous Plant Nursery tent and joined the other very excited shoppers to see such an exciting array of plants we know little about. Ten minutes and about $9 later, I walked away with a Cape sundew, small Northern Purple pitcher plant and a pamphlet on carnivorous plant care.
The pair have have been busy, tiny winged flying things stuck in their traps.
Turns out I chose well for a novice. Sundews are tolerant of poorly informed gardeners and, although sun-lovers, can withstand living on a windowsill better than other carnivorous plants. The pitcher plant wants a dormant season over winter but the sundew doesn’t need one. Not sure how that will work out but maybe I’ll gain the courage to separate them by then.
I love them. Every time Bunny see their bowl she says, “Hey mom, those plants eat bugs!”