Care Instructions


General Care Instructions

It is important to acclimate the plant slowly when you receive it. The plant goes through a lot of stress being in transit for few days. Do not repot right away, it’ll disturb the roots, and will have longer time to get acclimated. Plants that go through dormancy may appear smaller than their usual size as they stop growing during this time period.


Take the plant out of any packaging. Make sure the plant is watered thoroughly. Put the plant inside a large ziploc bag. Keep the plant in the sealed bag for 2 days. On the third day, poke some holes on the bag or peel open just the corner of the sealed bag about 25%. Then open another 25% of the bag the next day. And do the same way the next couple days until its fully open. Butterworts don’t require too much humidity, you can open the bag half way on the first day. Keep the plant under a grow light if its grown inside. To acclimate outside, keep the plant in the shade first, and slowly take them out to get some sun. It’s best to take the plant out early morning so the sun is not too hot. Do not take the plant outside in direct sun right away. 


Water the plant right away with rainwater or RO (Reverse Osmosis) water.

Do not let the medium dry out.

The plant goes through stress during shipping, browning/yellowing of leaves
are totally normal, you may lose some leaves until the plant fully recovers
and grows more. When they have outgrown their pot and ready to repot, use plastic pot.

Acclimate slowly, keep under a grow light until its fully acclimated, then
take outside in full sun after, and let it catch its own food.


Venus Flytraps and Sarracenias goes dormant during fall/winter seasons.


Nepenthes and Sarracenias produce digestive fluid  in their pitchers which gets spilled out of the pitchers during shipping. When this happens, it causes the pitcher to dry out, again, this is normal. The plant will produce more pitchers once its acclimated. 

Venus Flytraps traps may close when we are packing, don't worry they will open eventually. A few dead traps is normal, this is due to stress during shipping.

Cape Sundew 'Red' may loose it's color if it's not getting enough light. It needs full sun after acclimation period to keep its red color. 

Keep Butterwort in water tray. Do not let it dry. They do well in bog gardens. Avoid top watering or misting/spraying as it can cause new growth to rot if there’s not a good air circulation. Butterworts naturally grow in shaded areas, so avoid direct sun exposure. 

Do not repot right away, it'll disturb the roots. If you do, the plant will
have slower recovery. 




Keep the moss moist all the time.

Do not let it dry.

Spray some rain water if necessary until it's fully established.

They do well in terrariums where there's high humidity. 

You can add them on top of peat moss soil or long fiber sphagnum moss.




Water when 1/2 to 1 inch of soil is dry. Overwatering is common cause of houseplant death. Water on an as-need basis rather than a set schedule.

Fertilize the plant over spring and summer, during growing season. Like overwatering, avoid overfertilizing as it can burn their roots and stunt their growth.

Repot overgrown houseplants. If the roots are coming out of the bottom of the pot or circling inside the pot, it's time to repot. Repot in bigger container with fresh potting soil.

It's also important to trim dead flowers and leaves to prevent disease problems and encourage more bloom. 



Do not overwater. This is the main cause why succulents and cacti die. Over the spring or summer, when the plant is actively growing, water every 1-2 weeks. In the late fall and winter, water over 3-4 weeks. If in doubt, do not water. 

Use Cactus/Succulent fertilizer 15-15-30. 

They thrive in containers, and is easy for them to be brought in when it's too cold outside. 

They need a lot of light, but be careful, having too much sun can also burn the leaves. If growing inside, put them in south facing window that will provide them enough light.