The Carnivorous Plant FAQ v. 12

Q: About Triantha cultivation

Triantha occidentalis
Triantha occidentalis
subsp. occidentalis
A: As I write this in 2021, there is shockingly little known about the cultivation of Triantha, at least among carnivorous plant growers.

In the wild it is found in wetland habitats with other carnivores like Darlingtonia and Drosera rotundifolia. However, it is also found in sites without those plants, so I think it will probably be more tolerant of cultivation variations. I'm going to start trying to grow plants in permanently moist pots. I will be trying low nutrient soils, and a variety of mixes including acidic, neutral, and slightly alkaline media. I will be giving the plants a hard winter cold.

I currently am starting from seed from a nursery supplier who is encouraging me to use a 60-90 day cold, moist stratification period. Time will tell if I am successful.

Page citations: Lin, Q. et al. 2021; Rice, B.A. 2021.

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Revised: 2021
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