Carnivorous Terrarium Care Guide

Killer Plants: Pitcher Plants

Explore the darker side of nature by making terrariums that have killer plants that aren’t afraid to eat anything that crosses their path. From carnivorous plants to other spooky guys, our terrariums are the perfect addition to growing your urban jungle!

 

DEADLY FACT! 

The Pitcher Plant has been known to feed off ants and flies, but animals as big as rats and frogs have been known to have been eaten by the pitcher! The biggest pitcher plant  is called N. Attenboroughii (named after the one and only, Sir David Attenborough) and is 1.5m in height!

 

WATER ME MOTHER-SUCCA 
Water with distilled water or rainwater only. Avoid tap water and bottled drinking water at all costs! This causes mineral buildup and will burn the roots! Keep the soil very wet except in the winter months when it requires drier conditions. 

 

LIGHT ME UP 
Carnivorous plants grow well in the sunshine or partial shade. They can be placed on a windowsill with direct light during winter, but not during summer - as they will burn! Artificial light will also work well. 
 
THYME FOR A SNACK

You don't actually need to feed your carnivorous plants with insects as they can survive like all plants, on water and light alone. However, if you're feeling pretty evil and want to feed your plants - 1-2 insects such as flies is enough. 

 

I'M NOT DEAD! I'M DORMANT 

Pitcher plants are like us, they have their seasons. When the temperature starts to drop in Autumn, they will start to die off. Do not panic! They will come back by February and start flourishing again. To speed up their recovery, trim off any dead leaves at the base of your plant.

 

 “Every season is one of becoming, but not always one of blooming.
Be gracious with your ever-evolving self.” — B. Oakman


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