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Name: Jacob Fuentes
los angeles (Zone 10b)
jacfue
Jan 11, 2018 1:04 PM CST
Hello, i just bought a venus fly trap and i was wondering if i could put it in a terranium? Some people have told no and ther say they do plus ive seen pictures and in theory it makes sense. Is it something i can do? Ill attach some picture of whatbi have in mind.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jan 11, 2018 2:08 PM CST
I've seen many in terrariums. 👍😀
Good day.😀
Oh ! 😮 Show us what you do. We like pictures.🕵️🕵️🕵️👍👍👍
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
Professional indoor plant consultan
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WillC
Jan 11, 2018 2:42 PM CST
For sure, but it has to be done right. On the plus side, the enclosed terrarium will help maintain root and air moisture that VFT's love.

Caveats: Roots need to be in a porous medium such as sphagnum peat moss that stays damp, but never wet. Terrariums don't have drain holes. Protect it from any direct sun because the terrarium will heat up and cook the plants. Use distilled water.
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Name: Jacob Fuentes
los angeles (Zone 10b)
jacfue
Jan 11, 2018 3:28 PM CST
Thank you willC. I was planning on doing rocks in the bottom and use the moss it already has and add some shagnum peat moss i have. But yeah im planning on giving it good drainage and plenty of ariation.
Name: Bill
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BigBill
Jan 11, 2018 3:58 PM CST
Your going to have to feed it by hand.
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Jan 11, 2018 5:46 PM CST
Using a mister is often a more effective way to hydrate a small terrarium. Pouring water tends not to spread and it is easy to pour in too much. Terrariums do not use much water because evaporation is low.
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