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How To Make A Carnivorous Terrarium

Published on March 29th 2020
Helen Lockwood sitting at a table with a terrarium
In this next gardening DIY project, Helen Lockwood walks us through how to make a carnivorous terrarium.

For this project, you will need:

  • Hydroleuca balls (alternatively washed gravel or pebbles)
  • Insect mesh
  • Mossy substrate made out of perlite, sand, washed coir and sphagnum moss
  • Large glass container
This carnivorous terrarium would be a fun project for any gardening enthusiast wanting to keep some carnivorous plants inside their apartment.
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Helen used the following plants:

A close up of a green Venus Flytrap Dionaea muscipula

Venus Flytrap

Dionaea muscipula

Narrow-Leaved Cape Colony Sundew

Drosera capensis

Purple Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia purpurea

White Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia leucophylla

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First published in February 2019

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