- Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:03 am
First things first. What kind of water are you using? Carnivorous plants require water under 50 ppm (parts per million), ideally distilled water rather than tap.
Most carnivorous plants cannot grow without soil(hydroponics). People have been able to do this, but it is a very complicated and unreliable way to keep your plants. Carnivorous plants also can be killed by having nutrients put into their soil / roots (fertilizer will kill them).
Soil-wise, you will need to add something to aerate the soil. Perlite would pry work best for you. Not sure if the charcoal will help at all or make things worse. Ideally, soil is a 1:1 ratio sphagnum peat to perlite.
If you still decide that you want a carnivorous plant after all that, you need one that would do well in a humid, enclosed environment. A.K.A tropical sundew. Honestly, I would get a drosera tokaiensis as they are easy to buy, cheap, get decent size, but not at all large, and do not spread too aggressively especially if you cut the flower stalks off.
Cps need a lots of light, but it seems that you said that you have a good amount of light.
I have absolutely zero experience in keeping animals and cps together (or terrarium animals in general). I made this like baseline simple and not super detailed, and I know I missed some things or phrased things wrong. People can correct me as they find out the mistakes.
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