The Pitcher plant is a carnivorous bug eating plant. The botanical name for this plant is Sarracenia 'Purpurea Venosa' variety. These plants give off a nectar that attracts bugs to become its meal. They collect rain water in their pitchers to help aid in drowning bugs. They like to be kept moist with distilled water and bright light. It is recommended to place it on a small saucer with water in the saucer. We grow them in long fiber sphagnum peat moss to promote healthier growing conditions and to avoid root rot. You will receive one potted plant in a 2.5" pot. The terrarium kit includes 5" round glass, sphagnum moss, horticultural charcoal, and instructions. The plant you will receive will be similar to the one in the picture. You will receive a detailed care sheet. These plants are shipped with the soil and pot taped down to the box to keep the plant safe.