Bug Out ™ is a highly marketable concept that will bring carnivorous plants like Sarracenias –Pitcher Plants- out of the “cult market” closet and into the hands of the general public. After years of personal and professional obsession (these plants are addictive), and a trip to Holland, the concept of Bug Out ™ was born.
Aquascapes branded carnivorous plants are packaged for individual sale and display at retail outlets. Attractive recyclable packages with colorful fun signage and fascinating product information will prove to be an interactive feature of any garden center or retail area. The small eye catching package will simply make one of the hottest new plants in horticulture affordable and exciting.
Easy To Care For!
Carnivorous Plants and their companions are native to bogs and wetlands
with nutrient poor soils and high humidity. In nature, Carnivorous plants are
often found upon tussocks which are surrounded by water. The mini
greenhouses provided with the “Bugout” will provide ideal conditions.
Alternatively the plants can be kept in shallow water trays where water levels
are maintained less than 1” depth to give them “wet feet – dry ankles”.
Carnivorous plants need pure water and do not tolerate water with dissolved
minerals (i.e. “bottled water, tap water, de-ionized, or softened water are not
acceptable). Mineral free pure water is available as rain water, distilled water,
snow melt, water from a dehumidifier, or dripping from an air conditioner. DO
NOT FERTILIZE as carnivorous plants acquire nutrients from feeding – just
Carnivorous plants have evolved and adapted to environments absent of
minerals in soil & water. In the wild, these conditions limit the competition and
allow carnivorous plants to thrive where most plants cannot. The substrate
upon which they grow is most often a mix of peat moss & sand. Typically a
ratio of 1 part peat to 1 part sand is a suitable mix for most carnivores. Beach
sand is NOT an option as it often contains residual salt or minerals. Pearlite
can be substituted for sand. Rice hulls & coconut husks (coir) can be
combined for a more sustainable mix.
High Light Levels:
Most carnivorous plants grow best in full sun. In nature, many are found in
open sunny areas that are often disturbed by fire, beavers, or mankind. Red
coloration is maximized in full sun. 6-8 hours a day is the minimum required
for flowering. A bright sunny window or under fluorescent grow lights also will
Most carnivorous plants we offer are hardy perennials and thus require a
dormancy period of at least 30 days @ 40 degrees F. All of the Sarracenias
are hardy down to at least a zone 6 and can overwinter unprotected in
outdoor in-ground bogs. Dormancy starts when light and temperatures start
to decrease in autumn. During dormancy plants do not need light and the soil
needs only to be damp. A garage, protected porch, or refrigerator are all
acceptable methods of overwintering hardy potted carnivorous plants.