If you are new at growing carnivorous plants or are looking to improve your current setup, these elements can make a huge difference.
In this article, I share some products I use to grow my carnivorous plants. I hope you find this list to be useful!
Recommended Products to Grow Carnivorous Plants
- Carnivorous Plant Soil
- Artificial Lighting
- Pots and Miscellaneus
- Plant shelf for indoor growing: https://amzn.to/3ppckLF
- Dried crickets to feed carnivorous plants: https://amzn.to/34QEnKv
- TDS meter: https://amzn.to/3g8VKLI
Carnivorous Plant Soil
Carnivorous plants need special soil to live. Here are some good examples of the required soil or their components, such as pure peat moss and perlite.
- Carnivorous plant soil: https://amzn.to/3uVbg39
- Pure peat moss for carnivorous plants: https://amzn.to/3vTqirs (you might find a cheaper option on local gardening stores, make sure you buy PURE perlite)
- Pure perlite: https://amzn.to/3ppckLF
You can use fluorescent or LED lights. Both types of grow lights are inexpensive and practical options. When choosing fluorescent bulbs, pick cool colors that promote growth.
I use this LED plant light for some of the Venus flytraps I own and my plants are thriving. The plant light has the appropriate lumen level and color spectrum. Also, it comes with a built-in timer to turn on/off automatically.
For multiple plants, you can employ these light fixtures: T8 LED light strips (6500k Cool White): https://amzn.to/3uWoeh2
The T8 light fixtures do not come with timer functions; you will need an intelligent outlet like this: https://amzn.to/3fUdN9p
Plant shelf for indoor growing: https://amzn.to/3ppckLF
Pots and Growing Containers
The best potting containers for carnivorous plants have proper drainage and are made up of plastic, glazed ceramic, or Styrofoam. Venus flytraps prefer individual containers with a depth of at least 6 inches.
Nursery pots for single plants: https://amzn.to/34Q6byu
Net pots for single plants: https://amzn.to/2TMqgDJ
Pots for large plants like, for example, Nepenthes: https://amzn.to/3fUnAMM
Useful Products for Watering
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) meters are very useful to measure the water composition in your area. TDS meters measure the amount of minerals in the water. Those minerals can be very harmful for carnivorous plants.
ZeroWater water filters work well for carnivorous plants. It is the only water filter (that I am aware of 🙂 that filters dissolved solids. With ZeroWater, you can reduce the part per million (ppm) from tap water to bottled water to ZERO.