Starter Set


Carnivorous Plant Starter Set

Contains 3 plants selected from:

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

Ease to Grow: Easy!
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or 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 the new grower, 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 CPs. 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.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Greg Thomas
Excellent service!

The plants were recieved quickly and were ingeniously wrapped and packed so they were healthy from the start. I planted them in an aquarium with live sphagnum moss. The fly trap and drosera look great after 2 weeks and the Sarracenia has some new green appearing. Very happy!

Kurt Camerud
Extremely tiny sundew

The sundew was so tiny, I at first even missed finding it. It seems to have recovered and has sent up several sprouts. The pitcher plant is still dormant and shows no sign of life. The venus fly trap is doing well and is sending up new leaves.

Patrick Burke

Seeds have yet to sprout, and one plant came with no leaves and looks dead

Diann Kittok
Attentive to my needs

I ordered the starter kit and had some issues with it. When I contacted Carniverous Plant Nursery they were responsive in a very timely manner and guided me through the process. Thank you!

Mary Furr
Great At Attracting Gnats and Flies

The plants arrived safely and in apparent good health. We followed the grower's instructions in terms of location and watering. Unfortunately the dew drop gave up the ghost after it sent up a flower stalk. I've kept it with the others just in case it simply went dormant after flowering, but I'm not hopeful. The venus fly trap is the most popular with the gnats--truly helps control them. The pitcher plant is quite robust and beautiful. I'm glad I made this purchase.

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