Carnivorous plants for classroom?
Hello! I am starting my first year of teaching as a fourth grade math/science teacher. I'm looking for an interesting plant display to place in my classroom for students to observe. I'm pretty good at gardening but I'm venturing out of my comfort zone and looking for advice on carnivorous plants to be placed in glass container (thinking of buying a large apothecary jar).
I would like to keep the display small with only 2 or three varieties of plants. I've read that most carnivorous plants don't like a lot of humidity and succumb to root rot so I plan on keeping the plants in a pot and simply placing the pot inside the apothecary jar, with or without the lid, where the plants can be safe from curious fingers. I would also set up a grow lamp to be on the plants during school hours.
Does this plan sound like a good idea for keeping carnivorous plants?? I would love to hear suggestions on how to improve my set up. Also, what plants would do well in together in an environment like this?
Thank you for your help!