Starter Set


Contains 3 plants:

  • 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 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 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.

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 13 reviews
Frederick Shepphird

Starter Set

Grace Kropelin

Loved this started set! They packaged the plants very nicely and I love how much information and care steps they give you on their site.

Michael Novak
Very cool, lots of prep

I bought these plants for my granddaughter, who was interested in starting to care for carnivorous plants. She did the recommended prep work (soil, distilled water, etc).
The Venus fly trap and Pitcher plants are doing okay and adjusting to their pots, but the Sundew had a few brown limbs to begin with and died almost a week after planting. She’s not sure what she did wrong, but still a little disappointing. Hoping the other two stay alive for longer!

Katrina Bueneman

The plants are doing great. They were healthy and a good size when they arrived.

Anna Armel
growing nicely

I'm happy with my starter set. Disappointed that It didn't include the same pitcher plant shown. That plant is the only one that hasn't grown new sprouts. Its also the only one that has not caught a bug. But I'm having fun with them. I've named them and I talk to them through out the day. Outside in the sun, inside at night. Kind of like having a pet. Packaging was great. Instructions were very good. Customer assistance was excellent. I would order again.

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