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    Welcome to TF! I'm sure that many of the hobbyists, here, would also be happy to send you plants. Depending upon what resources you have available to you, that would determine what can be effectively exhibited. For instance, if you want a terrarium setup, Asian pitcher plants (Nepenthes) would be impressive, as well as some sundews (Drosera), and easily flowering bladderworts (Utricularia). If you have access to a sunny window sill or a rack with artificial lighting, there are many others that will do well. Here are a few visuals:


    Grow rack of 2 of the easiest sundews (D. capensis & D. binata)


    Sunny window sill

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    Mhmm Subway !!

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    It's a bit ghetto...

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    Thank you for the help. We are going to create an outside educational exhibit. I have options on sun and the humidity is relative to Houston weather. I was thinking of creating a bog. In terms of how big the exhibit will be, for now I am allowed a 10' x 10' roughly and a few hundred dollars. However, if the exhibit is successful, I will be allowed to expand greatly with a much larger budget.

    Let me know what y'all think.

    Thanks again for the help.

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    Check out this sub forum for ideas being bantered around:

    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/fo...nd-Bog-Gardens

    You'll be able to grow American Pitcher Plants and Venus Flytraps.

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    May I ask....is this for the Houston Arboretum and Garden Park North of town?
    I am curious, as I worked on that project in the mid to late 80's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mato View Post
    There's actually a guy named Mike Howlett in Spring who operates a nursery dedicated to these plants. It may be worth your while to track down his contact info on google (sorry, can't post the business name here). I'm sure he'd be able to give you some relevant info.
    Agree with Mato, Mike has been growing CPs around Houston for years & has loads of valuable experience. Although he hasn't been on the forum for a while, his username is Houstonherp & he might still respond to a PM...
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    I have been given approval to create the educational carnivorous plant exhibit at the Houston Zoo. I am currently working there as a horticulture specialist. I am grateful for all of your help. Please let me know if you have any more suggestions to make this a success. We would be grateful for any plant donations as well.

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