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I was wondering if it would be possible to grow nepenthes and drosera and possibly pinguicula in a kitty litter tray, (or something similar) filled with the appropriate mix, watering, light, etc. I have a lot of small individually potted nepenthes and drosera, and would like to be able to combine them into one cool bog looking community. I was also wondering, if this is possible, do I need to do anything special with layering soil for drainage, or anything else like that.

Those three plants require different soil mixes, different lighting and different watering methods.  I would advise against putting them together in a single container.  The Nepenthes will also get large, so it will eventually crowd out the other plants.

For more information about the care and soil mixes of these plants, read our care sheets on our main website.

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Jacob Farin

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