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 29 reviews
Potential issues but customer service helped

Updated review: customer service noted that I shouldn’t use terracotta planters and gave additional tips. Will check to see how they change after a few weeks.

Old review: Did everything I was told but I have gnats everywhere and they’re dying.

David Spivey

Excellent plant arrived I good shape

Alexis Begnoche
very small

My students were supposed to use these plants for research projects but they are too small. I am buying larger plants from a local greenhouse. The pitcher plant does not have a pitcher grown.


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.

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