I'm new to the forums, don't yet have any carnivorous plants, and am working on developing a collection of houseplants. I'd like to add some carnivorous plants to the mix, but I realize most don't do well inside. I'm here to try to learn which plants are most likely to work and what sort of steps I'd need to take to care for them.
Of greatest interest to me is getting some carnivorous plants to put in my kitchen. This'd mean south facing windowsills, uncovered, at a relatively low latitude (29ºN). As far as light goes, plants that want "part shade to full sun" seem to do well in these windows. Supplemental light in this area isn't really an option, but I could rotate plants to the guest room where I do have the option of grow lights.
I know humidity is a concern with carnivorous plants, too. In winter, the indoor relative humidity will drop to around 45%, while in summer it's around 60%. The plants would be near the kitchen sink, which I imagine would help, and be around/between other plants. If added humidity is needed, I'd prefer putting the plants on a tray with rocks and water, rather than a terrarium / covering.
It'd be great if the plant(s) caught some of the small flies hanging around my houseplants, too, though I don't expect carnivorous plants to be a fly control solution.
What species would be best to try for this? Sundews appeal to me the most, I think, but I don't know what the likelihood of survival and of thriving is, given the environment I'd provide. I like pitcher plants, too, but they don't seem fitting for a windowsill. Unfortunately, my high-light indoor places are mostly limited to windowsills, but if any pitcher plants will survive outside in USDA hardiness zone 9a, they might go outside.
Am I a fool for even considering this? Or does some carnivorous plant have a chance in my kitchen?
Edit: I have a reverse osmosis filter that I can use for watering the plants, so at least that aspect is covered!