TRIGGER PLANT: Stylidium Debile (The frail trigger plant) for sale | Buy carnivorous plants and seeds online @ South Africa's leading online plant nursery, Cultivo Carnivores

RARE! TRIGGER PLANT: Stylidium Debile * Small clumps in flower 🪴 Potted


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Lynn Futter
Very happy customer- Stylidium Debile

Fabulous sturdy,healthy plant in gorgeous bloom. Packed beautifully so that it arrived in perfect condition. Such great care is taken with the packing of plants. Always a pleasure doing business with Cultivo Carnivores.

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Stylidium debile, commonly known as the Frail Trigger plant, is an herbaceous annual plant that grows as a ground cover (green rosettes) and produces pink flowers around 10 to 20 cm tall. It is endemic to coastal areas in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia

Experts still argue as to whether triggerplants qualify as full carnivorous plants, or whether they should be placed into the taxonomic category known as “protocarnivorous”. They have the ability to capture prey via sticky threads on their flower scapes, and they secrete the digestive enzyme protease. Part of the issue seems to be that triggerplants seem only to be carnivorous during their blooming season. The rest of the year, they’re about as carnivorous as a rose...  

Plant Care:

  • Keep soil only moist to the touch, if practicing windowsill growing, water every third day, more if needed. S. debile is one of the most undemanding carnivorous (or protocarnivorous) plants you can keep
  • It thrives in full sun and partial shade, although it keeps blooming all year if given full sun.  Plants may be repotted in potting soil with compost
  • It can be left outdoors, in a windowsill pot, or kept in a well-lit terrarium. It doesn’t freak out and die if given a small bit of liquid fertilizer every month or so, and it’s relatively nonplussed as to water quality compared to most other carnivores
  • It keeps growing under high humidity and dangerously low, during air quality alert days - any plants that die off are rapidly replaced by new offshoots from the roots
  • If you're having trouble, try supplementing light with a desklamp until it thrives again

  • Just a quick heads-up: since plants are natural products, you might notice some slight variations when unboxing your plants
  • We do our best to make sure the plants you receive look like the ones in the photos, but keep in mind that seasons change and plants grow. Some leaves might fall off, new ones might sprout, and the plants may look a bit different over time
  • 99% of what we sell are one-of-a-kind collector items, so you will receive the exact plant pictured. The labels are spot on, so even if the plant looks a bit different, we 100% guarantee it's the real deal. Also, all the photos you see are of our own plants unless we mention otherwise. We update images occasionally to keep things fresh. If you want to see updated pictures before you buy, just let us know – we're happy to help!