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by Erich on October 18, 2004 09:25 PM
I have recently received a collection of insectivores from a friend. They include five venus fly traps, three pitcher plants, and five butterworts. They all seem to be doing well in their respective pots but I would like to transfer them all to a terrarium (1.5'x4') with possibly some other plants in order to make a "beastly plants" garden. I read the posting on creating a terrarium but I would like to know if there is anything I should know before placing the plants together. Do different varieties of insectivores damage each other? Any special precautions? Any suggestions on other plants to add to the terrarium? I would appreciate any help of this topic.
by Newt on October 20, 2004 01:36 PM
Hi Erich,
You mention that you read the post on terrariums, but did you read on the specific plants that you have? Take a look here.

http://www.thegardenhelper.com/butterwort.html
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/pitcher.html
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/flytrap.html

As long as the requirements of these are the same, they should do fine together. If you still aren't sure, you could do a google search on each individual plant. Try using the botanical names as you should get more info that way.

Newt

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