Starter Set


Contains 3 plants:

  • Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)
  • Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia sp.)
  • Sundew (Drosera sp.)

Ease to Grow: Easy!
Soil: All-Purpose Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Water: Consistently moist with mineral-free water

This introductory collection of carnivorous plants is specifically selected for beginners and includes three of the most popular and easy to grow carnivorous plants. The Venus Flytrap is world famous for its actively moving traps. A Pitcher Plant, such as the Purple Pitcher Plant, is very curious with no moving parts but a pit fall trap that catches more insects than most carnivorous plants. Sundews grow a cluster of tentacle-like glistening traps that move slowly to snarl and engulf their prey.

These temperate, North American natives all grow in the same conditions, and are some of the easier carnivorous plants. Outdoor growing is ideal. If potted, they will do nicely in a small tray on a well-lit window sill during active growing months. During winter months plants should be allowed dormancy and will resume vigorous trap production come spring.

You select the size: small, medium, large, when available. For size and care information refer to the specific plant pages.

If ordered during winter months, plants may be sent that are dormant rhizomes, corms or hibernacula, trimmed of old traps. They will be true to size, but may not be showing their full forms. Given good growing conditions, they will emerge true to the size descriptions.

Terrarium kit carnivorous plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species, not the plants shipped.

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews

All the plants arrived dead or near death

Jules Chyten-Brennan
Smaller than expected

We ordered the medium starter set. They seemed much smaller than what I expected for medium. The pitcher plant was cut way back, so it has taken a while for it to rebound. Otherwise, the plants seem to be doing quite well and we’re looking forward to seeing them grow.

Todd Hoglund
Waiting to see if they survive

My Sundew did not look great when it arrived and I am not sure it will make it. My Flytrap has a semi closed trap. It looks fused...
I am trying my best, but I don't know if they will survive.

Anji Cooper

Got the medium size and they are tiny— unsure if I actually got medium ones. If they are the right medium size, then the small pack must be miniscule. I followed all the instructions, bought the potting mix, distilled water, etc. I even bought a plant light to make sure they were getting a full 12 hours of sunlight. The sundew came with basically no roots and died very quickly, and the venus fly trap also seemed fairly unwell since the beginning. I'm disappointed, but trying my best to take care of the plants. It's been a few weeks and they don't seem to be recovering from the initial transport & delivery.


My starter set arrived quickly and in very good shape. All plants are doing well. The traps on my VFT are already turning red on the inside! Will definitely purchase from this shop again. Highly recommend Carnivorous Plant Nursery!

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