Post by edwardmelnyk on Feb 8, 2016 16:54:32 GMT -5
Yes, nepenthes will grow, a lot. They will outgrow that space quickly or slowly depending on the species, the ones I listed tend to grow faster. Some good beginner carnivorous plants that won't outgrow and vine out like nepenthes are sundews (drosera) and butterworts(pinguicula). You'd want to get tropical plants of those though, otherwise you'll have to take them out every winter to give them dormancy.
Venus fly traps go dormant due to a drop in temp and the shorter photoperiod that happens in fall and winter. Without dormancy the plant will decline. Same goes for all temperate species. Find yourself some tropical sundews, they're awesome plants and would suit your space well
Based on the fact that I pretty much grow most / if not all of my plants in tanks, you can definitely grow a lot of Cps in terrarium. You need to just manage heat/lighting/air circulation. Having tried planted tanks before, I would not suggest making a planted tank if you want to keep changing it in the future. I would rather grow them in a more "enthusiast grower" where you grow plants still in their pots on a false bottom (tray) setup to prevent the roots sitting in water. Eventually (if done with the right plants/moss), just like some of our tanks here, you can end up with a pretty natural looking tank inspite of plants being in pots.
Depends on honestly what plants you plan on growing. That will determine the conditions/other companion plants etc.
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