Tag: Cyps

How to Grow Pitcher Plants

How to Grow Pitcher Plants Sarracenia purpurea subsp. purpurea thriving amid Sphagnum moss and native sedges.

Pitcher plants (Sarracenia species) are fascinating carnivores that thrive in specific natural habitats—especially bogs and wetlands. Cultivating them at home can be a very rewarding experience. Yet, even if you don’t have the ideal boggy garden spot, they can be successfully grown in containers. This approach provides greater control over their environment, making it especially […]

Container-growing Lady’s-Slipper Orchids

Container-growing Lady’s-Slipper Orchids

Most lady’s-slippers are creatures of niche environments—hence their universal rarity. And while suitable conditions can often be recreated in the home landscape, it’s often even easier to accommodate Cyps in containers. In fact, this method provides a level of control and flexibility that is very enticing, even for those with lots of land. To be […]

Planting and Care of Cypripedium Species

Planting and Care of Cypripedium Species a group of white lady slipper orchids

Download PDF Although native orchids have a reputation for being challenging to grow, we find that they are generally unfussy and long-lived, provided their cultural requirements are met. We cannot guarantee your success, but we offer the following advice based on practice, experience, and the wisdom of others who have been at this for a […]

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