Welcome to Carnivorous Plant Resource
Carnivorous Plant Resource is your one-stop-shop for carnivorous plant knowledge, shopping, educational events, and more! You’ll learn about the beautiful and deadly traps of different species, discover beginner and advanced cultivation techniques, and explore our extensive database of carnivorous plant species and hybrids. We continuously add plants and seeds to the Carnivorous Plant Marketplace, provide new resources via our blog and update info on hobbyist meetups from around the world, so visit us frequently, sign up for email updates and follow us on social media for the latest and greatest!
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Carnivorous Plant Resource hosts an extensive Marketplace of community growers and nurseries. It allows us to offer one of the widest selections of carnivorous plants for sale, and supports the community that we serve. Because we love these plants so much, we donate a portion of every order to carnivorous plant conservation efforts.
How to Prep Your Sarracenia for Optimal Spring Growth
Spring! Your plants wake up, put on a bedazzling flowery show, and start popping fresh pitchers. How excellent the show ends up being is dependent on what we do leading up to this time of year. So, how do we get our Sarracenia into tip-top shape and push their growth to the max?
Caterpillar Damage on Carnivorous Plants? Here’s What to Do
I've had enough caterpillar pests to have firmly concluded that, within carnivorous plant collections, they are evil incarnate and must be dealt with without empathy or remorse.
Nepenthes snacking on… poop?
Nepenthes bicalacarata as a house for ants? Yup. N. lowii acting as a toilet for tree shrews? Oh, you betcha. 🤢
Learn About Different Types of Carnivorous Plants
Check out our ever-growing database of carnivorous plants! In it, we include growing tips, historical information, and a breakdown of what makes each plant so unique. Plants are organized by genera, species, hybrids and cultivars (if you don’t know what this means, don’t worry – just have fun exploring, or learn about taxonomy here).
With its menacing teeth and snapping jaws, it’s no surprise that the Venus flytrap has become the poster-child of carnivorous plants. This famous plant’s animalistic appearance almost makes it feel as though it is a thinking, calculating predator.
North American Pitcher Plant
The North American pitcher plant is a master of deception. Beautiful pitcher-shaped traps are actually intricate natural adaptations to capture and digest insects in order to uptake minerals otherwise lacking in soil.
Bladderwort traps are one of the most highly-evolved and unique mechanisms in the plant kingdom. At their most basic, they are floating trap-doors.
Tropical Pitcher Plant
The Tropical Pitcher Plant, or Nepenthes, is an exotic and refined bug catcher. Some even grow large enough to catch small mammals.
Australian Pitcher Plant
Australian Pitcher Plant - Cephalotus follicularis The Australian Pitcher Plant (Cephalotus follicularis) is the small cousin of the pitcher plant family. Like the Cobra Lily, it is the only species [...]
Sun Pitcher Plant
The Sun Pitcher Plant (Heliamphora) is an exotic pitcher plant growing among the clouds of South America. A relative of the North American Sarracenia and Darlingtonia californica, the pitfall traps turn solid hues of green, red, and dark purple.
Cobra lily - Darlingtonia californica The rare Cobra Lily is a one-man wolf pack (...snake pack?), the only one species within its genus. It is native to regions of Southern Oregon [...]
Butterworts are the carnivorous plant equivalent of flypaper. Commonly referred to as “pings” from their scientific name Pinguicula, this name means “little greasy one” in Latin. It is derived from their broad green leaves that are covered with tiny glandular hairs that secrete sticky mucilage, greasy to the touch.
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The Dewy Pine’s carnivorous leaves look like pine needles slathered in tiny drops of sweet-smelling dew. As old carnivorous leaves die back, they produce a branching stem that looks like the woody stem of a small tree.
Imagine a Venus flytrap, now stack 10-15 of them on top of each other, remove the roots, shrink the whole thing to about 6 inches, and submerge it all in water. What’s the result? - The waterwheel plant, Aldrovanda vesiculosa.
The Rainbow plant is a beautiful and delicate carnivore with elegant flowers and sparkling leaves that shimmer in the sunlight.