This is my first post outside of the introduction section, so for those who haven't seen that post, I'll reiterate that I'm not fluent in the latin names of the plants, and it's easier for me to know what's going on if you use the common names.
As far as CP's go, I have to admit to being a bit infatuated with the thought of one day filling up an entire room with baskets, pots, and mini-bogs.
Until I win the lottery, however, I should probably stick to a few vases or pots in and around the coffee table, perhaps. I'd like some recommendations on a few indoor-friendly, medium-to-bright light CP's that either require no feeding, or can take folial fertilizer.
My flytraps for the most part stay outside up until the first frost, and I'm comfortable with them being outdoor plants, but I would like something rather colorful or flashy to have as a centerpiece in the upstairs living room. Any ideas?
Also, I would like another recommendation on where to buy plants or cuttings. The last two times I've bought plants I've ordered them from "The Carnivorous Plant Nursury". Both times the plants came in slightly damaged from shipping, which is understandable, but this most recent order kind of upset me a little, though maybe it shouldn't have. One of the flytraps that I specified as "medium", came to me with a full diameter about the size of my thumbnail, while a hooded pitcher, also specified as medium, came with pitchers about 7 inches tall. Very confuzzled, lol.
I would contact them about the "medium flytrap" if you got a seedling. My plants have all come from California Carnivores and, so far, even the ones that have come in a dormant state have been large enough to fill my palm. Any plant that is only a big as the nail on your thumb is a seedling...definitely not medium in size! The pitcher sounds about right as CC told me that 6-10in in height would be considered a "larger" size pitcher. I just ordered mine and it should be arriving Monday. I can't wait to see it!
They go by the size of the rhizome. The VFT will most likely grow bigger traps once summer hits. As far as indoor candidates, neither of the plants mentioned will make good indoor plants since they require winter dormancy and full sun. I do start and sometimes extend the growing season under lights for VFT's and north American pitcher plants. Start looking at tropical pitcher plants (Nepenthes), sundews (Drosera) and butterworts (Pinguicula) for long term indoor display.