David

About David Fefferman

Carnivorous plant grower, entrepreneur, product manager, designer, tech junkie, car nut, Halloween enthusiast. Actively making my hobbies and fascinations a key focus of my life.

An interview with Domonick Gravine of Redleaf Exotics

By |2018-10-09T23:13:36+00:00August 28th, 2018|Featured grower|

Our very first interviewee, Domonick Gravine of Redleaf Exotics, has jumped the gap from hobbyist to professional crack dealer... ::ahem:: Nepenthes nurseryman using expert growing skills, business acumen, and a metric ton of passion.

Launch of Carnivorous Plant Resource Artist Marketplace

By |2018-07-01T19:56:12+00:00July 1st, 2018|Marketplace, Website Updates|

The Story Behind The Carnivorous Plant Resource Marketplace At the tender age of 11, your dear author was quite the budding artist. I mostly drew gnarled monsters, aliens and dinosaurs, but once I found carnivorous plants, two fascinations converged. All I could do was read about carnivorous plants (thanks Peter and The Savage [...]

Transplanting and repotting Nepenthes

By |2018-05-08T16:31:36+00:00May 8th, 2018|Cultivation, Propagation|

Time to transplant or repot your Nepenthes? You've come to the right place! In this post, we'll cover the do's and don'ts of taking that tropical pitcher plant, and building it a cozy new home where it will thrive for years to come. While Nepenthes pitcher plants tend to be more finicky than Sarracenia [...]

How to care for your Venus flytrap – a beginner’s guide

By |2018-08-10T13:06:06+00:00September 20th, 2017|Cultivation|

TLDR Venus Flytrap Care Summary Water Your Venus Flytrap with Distilled Water Ditch the Humidity Dome Plenty of Sunshine Feed Your Venus Flytrap (but not too much) Respect Your Flytrap's Dormancy Bonus Item: Enjoy Growing Your Venus flytrap!! Growing Venus Flytraps - Basic Care [...]

Watering Carnivorous Plants

By |2017-06-03T09:09:21+00:00May 29th, 2017|Cultivation|

It's well-known among carnivorous plant growers that the plants require purified water. But what does "purified" mean, and why is it so important for healthy plants? Strap on your goggles, and let's dive into this water topic. What is purified water? Purified water is water that has gone through advanced filtration to remove impurities [...]

Carnivorous plant photography

By |2017-04-30T09:07:32+00:00April 30th, 2017|Miscellaneous|

A few folks have asked me how I photograph my carnivorous plants. My answer? Well, it sort-of depends. I use three different devices based on the type of photo I'm looking to capture. Am I trying to photograph an entire Sarracenia? Maybe just a single Venus flytrap trap? Or what about individual sundew glands? [...]

Carnivorous Plant Resource partners with Mesa Exotics

By |2017-04-12T21:22:02+00:00April 12th, 2017|Miscellaneous|

Mesa Exotics, expertly run by Mr. Don Elkins, is a carnivorous plant nursery that sells at plant shows throughout California. His primary focus is on Venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula) and North American Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia). More specifically, Don is a leading seller of Dionaea muscipula King Henry, a giant cultivar that [...]

How to treat scale damage on Nepenthes

By |2017-04-12T07:57:01+00:00April 10th, 2017|Pests|

How do scale infestations happen? Last year, I purchased a Nepenthes talangensis x sibuyanensis at the Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society Show and Sale (totally recommend going - it's an excellent event that falls on June 3rd, this year) and introduced it into my Nepenthes terrarium without a full [...]

A brief lesson in carnivorous plant taxonomy

By |2017-03-27T06:35:30+00:00March 27th, 2017|Classification, History|

What's in a name? If it's a plant name, quite a lot, actually. Plant taxonomy, including carnivorous plant taxonomy, is the science that 1. identifies plant characteristics, 2. classifies those characteristics, and ultimately 3. describes them via a name. Frequently, Latin is used to describe unique characteristics as a way to differentiate species. The result is a name that doesn't [...]