Materials Needed

  • carnivorous plants (used here: Venus flytrap, pitcher plants, sundew)
  • wide, shallow container with no drainage hole
  • dried Spanish moss
  • water that's low in salts and minerals (rainwater is preferred; if not available, use distilled or reverse-osmosis water)
  • fluorescent lights (if you're keeping indoors and don't have an atrium or sunroom)
  • pinecones, pine needles, decorative objects (no alkaline materials)

Step 1: Plan the Layout

Place the plants, still in their pots, in the container and arrange them until you're pleased with the look.


Step 2: Water Your Garden

Add about two inches of water in the bottom of the container.


Step 3: Add Decorative Material

Place dried Spanish moss, pinecones and other items that will give your garden a boggy look.


1 Comments About this How To

  • Snowy Markham
    Distilled water is a must, anything else will kill the plants really quick. Surprised the article doesn't mention that. The best way to grow these plants is in a covered terrarium to prevent evaporation.

    Posted 11 months ago

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