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: 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 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.