This is a great kit to make your very own container planting of a few different kinds of temperate carnivorous plants. These plants will enjoy being grown outdoors, in many areas and will catch tons of flies, yellow jackets, and gnats. Our kit is great if you are new to carnivorous plants, want a fun planter for your garden, or just want to get planty! And we will ship this kit for free!
If you order this kit in the summer, it’s best to place it in full morning sun outside, where it will be protected from the afternoon sun a bit, just to reduce the shock to the plants. By the next year, they’ll be fully acclimated and will not need as much protection.
We send you an 8x6 inch plastic pot, XX-large water saucer, our peat moss and perlite mix (premixed), a little long-fibered sphagnum moss to cover holes of the pot, and a selection of temperate plants. The plants we send vary by month depending on what we have available but in general, you will receive:
One Venus Flytrap (Dionaea), one American Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia), and one Sundew (Drosera). We send you plants either potted or in plugs based on availability. We cannot customize these collections.
Daniela will walk you through building your own bog and care instructions in this video:
Sun: Full sun outdoors
Water: Always sitting in at least two inches of distilled or purified water
Temperature: 40 degrees - 80 degrees, can even take temperatures from freezing to 100 degrees but only for short periods
Dormancy: Plants in this collection require a winter dormancy starting in October and ending in February. Many of the leaves will turn black and die back during this time. Leave them outdoors in full sun, sitting in distilled water during this period. If you live in an area that snows; over winter them indoors on a sunny windowsill in an unheated room or garage. Still sitting in full sun and distilled water.