For a fun new twist on your typical terrarium, why not try swapping succulents for carnivorous plants? We had Robynne Heymans and Mike Madden, owners of Embark Garden, a New York-based plant design company, show us how to make this eye-catching, carnivorous bog planter in four simple steps.
How to Make a Carnivorous Bog Planter
- Clear container with no drainage or lid (a glass vase would be perfect!)
- Pebbles for drainage
- Horticultural charcoal
- Peat moss or carnivorous plant blend soil
- Carnivorous plants
- Distilled water
Heymans recommends using organic products when possible to avoid chemical additives. You can find these supplies at most nurseries, hydroponic stores, or hardware stores that sell orchids. The carnivorous plants seen here are from Midtown Carnivores.
- Australian pitcher plants
- North American pitcher plants
- Venus flytrap