Terrarium ideas, plant library, info and more.

Love terrariums? | Made for Terrarium Enthusiasts

How to grow and care for Sarracenia (American Pitcher Plants) carnivorous plants in terrariums

Sarracenia (American Pitcher Plants) Carnivorous Plant

American Pitcher Plants are a great house plant variety and do well in terrariums too. They can grow tall, so keep this in mind.

Sarracenia, American Pitcher Plants

Type: Carnivorous | Size: Small, 6 inches to more than 36 inches tall

American Pitcher Plants are a great house plant variety and do well in terrariums too. They can grow tall, so keep this in mind.

How to grow and care for Sarracenia:

What soil should I use for Sarracenia plants?

The best type of soil for a carnivorous plant is a mix of peat moss and sand.

Ideal Lighting Conditions for Sarracenia:

Medium to bright direct light

Ideal Temperatue Conditions for Sarracenia:

If you want to create a warm habitat for your plants, you will need to heat a terrarium. A good way to do it is to buy a heating pad and place it under the terrarium tank and set the temperature to 20-25 degrees C. Temperature will also depend on the type of a carnivorous plant.

Ideal Watering Conditions for Sarracenia:

Only use purified, distilled, demineralized water or natural rainwater. You will only need to feed your carnivorous plant if you keep it inside the house. If it is outside, it will take care of the food by capturing the bugs that sit down in the trap to enjoy the nectar. Some plants will even manage to capture bugs inside the house, so make sure to check on them.

Ideal Humidity Conditions for Sarracenia:

Carnivorous plants generally love humidity of 60% to 90%.

Growing Sarracenia in terrariums:

Terrariums are a great way to grow carnivorous plants as they maintain high humidity, consistent temperatures and can be placed in good lighting conditions. Most carnivorous plants live in wet conditions, in a nutrient-poor soil. This is why carnivorous plants trap insects and digest them to get nutrients. These amazing plants do well in humid conditions and very bright direct light.

You can grow carnivorous plants in both open and closed terrariums. The issue with carnivorous plants in closed terrariums comes down to feeding, as it can difficult for plants to find live feed. You can choose a terrarium container that has a small opening, or feed your carnivorous plants yourself.

Where to buy Sarracenia:

Sarracenia on Amazon >

Sarracenia on Ebay AU >

Sarracenia on eBay US >

Sarracenia on Etsy AU > 

You might also like..
Learn about the essential materials you need to build your own terrarium and start creating beautiful plantscapes and terrariums!
Creating a disney themed terrarium with disney mini figures is an exciting and creative way to bring the magic of Disney into your home.
7 most popular types of terrarium plants so you can find a terrarium plant that's perfect for your new terrarium.

Love terrariums?

Join the TC community!

Sign up for updates and information about terrariums, terrarium design ideas, inspiration, deals and more.

We'll send you the occasional email update.