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Carnivorous Plants (Terranium)

This is a discussion on Carnivorous Plants (Terranium) within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; I just bought 3 Carnivorous plants to put them in like a terranium. I think ...

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    I just bought 3 Carnivorous plants to put them in like a terranium. I think it will be a fun project and it will look cool. I'm not sure how to do it yet lol, i've been doing some research. If you guys have any info on how to start one that will be awesome.
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    I grow carnivorous plants as well, i am not familiar with your condition but I wouldn't
    try growing them in a terrarium as these requires lots of sun (full sun). The drosera may
    do well in a terarium since the added humidity would help it, just make sure that it'll not
    be cooked in there.

    These likes their media moist so I grow mine in water trays about 1-2cm high. Good luck. BTW love that VFT.

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    How much light do they need, i was planning on buying a grow light for it and i was thinking about cattleya light, is that enought or does it need more?

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    I give mine full sun.... especially the Sarracenia... yours seems to show signs of not
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    Your VFT and Drosera might do under lights, but not sure tho... i haven't tried growing
    anything under lights.

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    Cool new plants Byron. I hope they do well for you. We tried a couple here, but did not give them enough water. They apparently like to stay pretty moist as well as in very bright light.

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    I grow my Drosera in with my orchids unter T5 fluorescent lights and it is doing very well. They need to be kept moist and will quickly let you know if they are not happy. Remember, water only with distilled/RO water and NEVER fertilize.

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    cool, i will give them a try and see how they do for me. I hope they survive lol

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    Vft's prefer full sun but more importantly they REQUIRE a cold winter dormancy period. Some folks keep them in a fridge over the winter. If you have a cold (but not freezing garage) that might be the best place for it. The Drosera should do quite well in a terr. The Sarr.s will get too tall to remain in most terrs that I've seen. Some of these also require a cool/cold dormancy period as I recall

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