Soil, Water, and Light


Darlingtonia californica.


Peat, Sand, Perlite
The standard CP mix.

Sphagnum Moss
Great growing medium but expensive and not generally grown or harvested in a sustainable manner.

Butler, David E. (1990) Nepenthes growing media. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 19(1-2):29-31 ( )

De Coninck, Freddy (1990) Nepenthes and rockwool. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 19(3-4):75 ( )

Schnell, Don (1991) First verified reported case of Sporotrichosis in an ICPS member. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 20(3):69-70 ( )

D'Amato, Peter (1998) The Savage Garden. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 27(4):100-101 ( )


Electronic Water Tray Controller
If you like building electronic circuits, this is a cool project.

Mechanical Tray Water Control
Easy project to keep water trays at the depth you want.


Indoor Plant Lighting
Grow your plants indoors under lights where you can enjoy them anytime.

LED Plant Lighting
LEDs are an exciting new technology. Currently available LED plant lighting solutions may or may not be appropriate for your plant lighting needs.

De Franco, John (1987) Sarracenia Under Arc Lamps. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 16(2):42-44 ( )

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