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HELP NEEDED! Starting Carnivorous plant collection

Hello guys! Mi name is michael, im from Puerto Rico and I always wanted a carnivorous plant terrarium, the thing is that every time i bought one I ended killing it I have experience in gardening, i love growing my own vegetables and stuff like that but for unknown reasons i cant keep alive a carnivorous plant for not more than 3 months. I've done some research and noticed that many people keep them inside a fish tank or terrarium so im gona go that way. Also, I learned that they don't like regular potting soil and prefer a substrate low in nutrients, what can I use? and what kind of light they need? regular bulbs will do? Full sun or show? indoors or outdoor? LOL ok, im going to stop with the questions haha but really, any kind of help will be much appreciated.

Thanks a lot people!!!
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Make sure you use distilled water, thats how i ALWAYS killed mine until I researched.
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then Distilled water it is. Thanks!!!!!
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correct use distilled or RO water. lighting depends on what you growing. In general most like sun and lots. Now if your growing sundews I would go with 50/50 or 75/25 sun shade and high humidity. For soil use sphagnum peat (spelling) moss and perlite to keep the soil loose. If i where in you location (which currently I'm very close in the Florida Keys) with your weather i would grow neps., and tropical dews.


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Nephentes are one of my favorites so im glad to read that. Thanks a lot for the feedback!!!
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Hi Nephentes were do you buy the carnivorous plants in Puerto Rico?
I'm also from Puerto Rico and i just started buying seeds but they are hard to germinate.
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