Bog Planter Set


5 carnivorous plants, one each of the following:

  • Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)
  • Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia sp.)
  • Sundew (Drosera sp.)
  • Butterwort (Pinguicula sp.)
  • Bladderwort (Utricularia 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 carnivorous plant bog kit includes five specimens 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. The Butterwort has pretty flowers, and sticky leaves that catch small insects. Terrestrial bladderworts have underground traps that catch nematodes.

These temperate, North American natives all grow in the same conditions, and are some of the easier carnivorous plants. Outdoor growing in a bog garden planter 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 of each plant in the bog garden kit 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 11 reviews
Excellent for CP newbies who follow instructions = highly recommended!

After years of reading and watching vids, decided to ignore my prior experiences with multiple inexpensive carnivorous plants dying despite explicitly following all instructions - and try creating a bog garden. Cali Carnivores offered decades of experience and numerous DIY vids with credible info so I bought a 5 plant beginner kit with their bog planter/watering tray/CP bagged soil mix. (Figured doing everything the Cali Carnivores’ way gave me the best shot for breaking my “big box curse”.)

Overhead close up shows newly planted CPs in the mini-bog container in mid-March. Side view shows how plants have grown after 2 months outdoors in full sun. Note $5 water level gauge I added to help insure the filtered water level never drops too low. Final photo shows that both VFTs are going to flower 3 months after planting! (The black wire cage is needed to keep aggressive Chicago squirrels from digging up the plants to bury acorns & walnuts.)

Based on this experience, I would neverbconsider buying cheaper baby CPs grown from tissue culture elsewhere. Starting out with well-rooted plants grown from healthy mother plants by a nursery with decades of experience offers the best likelihood you’ll have success too.

Bart Robeson
Defending my bog

Before I could plant my set , I had to attache hardware cloth to keep squirrels out! The sundew perked right up and appears to be doing well. The others are slower to show growth. They appear right at home here in SC.

Alex Stroh
Small bog set

Plants came in great dormant condition. Excited to bring them back inside and have them start growing in a few weeks. Shout out to Colin. I contacted customer service after my order was confirmed, I was worried about the extreme cold temps (below 20 F) while my plants were being shipped. He told me they would hold off shipment until the weather was a little more favorable and he threw in a heat pack free of charge.

nick campanelli
Not what was ordered

I purchased the Bog set and upgraded to size large. Paying over $100 for five plants. The plants arrived in good shape and were well packaged to be mailed without the chance of drying out. However there’s no way these were the large size. I understand it’s Dec and these plants are dormant right now. But each of these plants mailed to me were the size of two of my fingers, with a head about the size of a quarter. That’s considered large? Unhappy with the size. Maybe the company made a mistake or maybe my definition of large is very different then theirs. What’s small? A seed? But the plants did arrive healthy.

Love these plants!

All my plants arrived so well packaged and they’re thriving! I love the QR codes on the tags that you can scan for more info, really helpful to make sure my plants are being well taken care of.

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