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Lisa Clayton (
Fri, 25 Feb 94 15:41:55 -0800

I'm new to this, but have been raising carnivorous plants with
varying degrees of success since I was a kid. Right now
I have two kinds of Sarracenia, a flytrap & two types of sundew.
I don't have a lot of time to spend with the little buggers, so
I picked species that would thrive on a little neglect. So far,
the only major problem has been a cat who seems to think Sundews
are a form of desser (it didn't hurt her or the plant, fortunately.)

I've been reading conflicting reports on how to raise them. One
source says be fussy, another says that's a sure way to kill them.
My questions are:
1. Is it OK to keep them outdoors during the Winter?
(I live in SF Bay Area; chilly but not frosty)
2. How much water is too much?
3. Are there any Nepenthes species that you can raise
indoors with a comparative amount of neglect? I keep
my indoors temperature anywhere from 62 to 80 (no
thermostat on my cheap house's heater).

Thanks for any advice.