International Carnivorous Plant Society

Soils, Water, Light


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 ( PDF )

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

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

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



Mechanical Tray Water Control

Easy project to keep water trays at the depth you want.




Fluorescent 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 ( PDF )