Drosera x hybrida leaf cuttings. Photo © Jason Ksepka.
An introduction to starting carnivorous plants from seed.
Instructions for growing wetland carnivorous plants from seed.
Some seeds need to have their seed coats abraded in order to germinate quickly.
Sarracenia are large outdoor plants that can be grown from seed started in the house.
For more information please see the Species Specific Growing Guides.
Every time you transplant your VFTs you should take leaf pullings to make new plants.
Some species of Drosera are so easy to propagate by leaf cuttings you can't help accidentally doing them. Others are a little more difficult...
Mexican Pinguicula leaf pullings are very easy to do if you have succulent, non-carnivorous leaves. Carnivorous leaves will work if you are careful.
Turn cleaning accidents into new plants.
A quick way to get more Darlingtonia plants.
Nepenthes getting too big? Take stem cuttings.
Rice, Barry A. (2004) Leaf Pullings: a 'new' way to propagate Sarracenia vegetatively. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 33(4):123-126 ( PDF )
Divisions / Gemmae
Sarracenia like to grow. Divide your plants to keep them healthy and to provide presents for your friends.
How to collect, plant, and ship gemmae.
Isenberg, Tobias (2004) Experiences With Propagation of Sarracenia flava (Sarraceniaceae) Through Division With Only One Growing Spot. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 33(2):36-37 ( PDF )
Pelto, Matthew C. and Jon T. Lindstrom (2003) In Vitro Propagation of Byblis filifolia (Byblidaceae). Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 32(3):74-77 ( PDF )
Conner, David (2006) Propagating Dionaea by tissue culture using flower stalks. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 35(3):79-83 ( PDF )
Hybrids and other Genetic Manipulation
A report on the effects of colchicine at different concentrations.
Snyder, Ivan (2000) Colchicine Treatment on Sterile Hybrid sundews. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 29(1):4-10 ( PDF )
Barry, Sean (2000) Colchicine Hazards. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 29(1):10 ( PDF )
Pinguicula grandiflora seedlings.
Darlingtonia sprouts. Darlingtonia seeds need stratification and planting like Sarracenia. However they must be kept cooler and they do not respond well to soil fertilization.