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Nothing livens up a classroom windowsill like some predator / prey action. Carnivorous plants are the mightiest of houseplants, but many can only thrive in a soggy, acidic, bog environment. To keep your carnivorous plants happy year-round, make them a simulated bog environment! You can follow the steps in this Instructable to make a copy of the bog garden shown, or adapt the same techniques to whip up your own to suit your own containers and windowsill. Let’s get started! Carnivorous Plants Most nurseries and garden shops carry carnivorous plants packaged in small plastic terrariums (terraria?) to keep them moist. If you can’t find any carnivorous plants for sale near you, try searching online for a supplier that will sell them by mail. Here are some bog-loving carnivorous plants that you can grow in an indoor bog: – Venus fly traps (Dionea muscipula) – Pitcher plants (from the genus Sarracenia, Nepenthes, or others) – Sundews (from the genus Drosera) – Butterworts (Pinguicula vulgaris. I’ve never had any success with these, myself) Additional Resources For more information about carnivorous plants, try: – The book “The Savage Garden,” by Peter D’Amato – The United States Botanic Garden’s website devoted to carnivorous plants – The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s website Full instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/Bog-Garden-For-Carnivorous-Plants/ Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsHouse Plant Indoor Wall Hanging S | Picture Set Of House Office Or Garden Decor Plants RomanceBeautiful House Plants Picture Gallery For Your Office Home Or Garden | Indoor Wall HangingGardening Indoors! The benefits of Indoor Plants + How to make an Indoor Fairy Garden!Grow 30 Plants in Less Than 2 Sq Ft with the Green Stalk Garden Vertical Tower GardenPut Baking Soda On Your Garden Plants and This will HappenHow to Deal with Diseased Plants in the Vegetable Garden

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