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.




LED Plant Lighting

LEDs are an exciting new technology. They are now the only technology to consider for plant lighting.