(as stated in planting)

Step 1. Prepare The rhizome

When Planting from a bare root rhizome, flytraps tend to fold their leaves backwards upon themselves in an attempt to eject the plant from the soil. Simply straighten the plant in one hand and gently fold the leaves upward and ensure that the roots are pointing downwards, between your fingers.

Step 2. Preparing The Soil

First ensure you have the right soil mix. There are lots of differences in opinion here but i think that the best mix is peat : perlite : sand at a 70 : 15 : 15 ratio. A lot of people will disagree or have their own perfect recipe, including Slacks, however in the uk we do require the perlite.

Make a hole in your soil roughly one inch deeper than the longest root and around one and a half inches wide. Place the rhizome into the hole and collapse the soil from around the edges so that the rhizome is firmly held in place.

Release the rhizome and ensure that all leaves are above the soil and the pink area of the rhizome is below the soil.

Step 3. After Care

Water Thoroughly after planting and allow the plant pot to sit in one inch of rain water. You should only ever use rain water and never tap water as tap water contains far too many minerals and additives which will kill your plant.

If your division is from a smaller donor plant, often it will have only leaves on one side. This is due to the division being split from one side of the donor rhizone. Do not worry, give the plant enough light and plenty of water and new leaves will grow from the crown of the rhizone in the void.