Blog & Updates

Finding the rare Chapman’s Butterwort in Mississippi

By |2019-01-16T10:30:48+00:00January 16th, 2019|Musings, New discovery, News, Wild carnivorous plants|

Follow along on Aaron Calidris' bogging journey as he discovers a rare gem in Southern Mississippi: Chapman's Butterwort, Pinguicula planifolia.

Introducing the Carnivorous Plant Resource Growing Supplies Marketplace

By |2018-12-12T09:20:12+00:00December 12th, 2018|Cultivation, Marketplace, Propagation, Website Updates, Wild carnivorous plants|

It's with great excitement and sincere gratitude for continous support from the community, that I announce to you the official grand opening of the Carnivorous Plant Resource Growing Supplies Marketplace!`

Carnivorous Plant Nursery Holiday Sales

By |2018-12-03T13:12:32+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Marketplace, News|

It's that time of year, folks. The time for giving. The time for buying. If you're like me, it's the time for hunting for killer deals on carnivorous plants. Yes, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, but that doesn't mean you can't still find holiday deals from reputable nurseries. If you're still on [...]

Nepenthes Inspiring Modern Materials

By |2018-12-01T12:11:55+00:00December 1st, 2018|News|

Looking for the next generation of Teflon? Just take inspiration from Nepenthes. Tak-Sing Wong, professor of engineering at The Pennsylvania State University explains how our favorite tropical pitcher plants inspired a new material, "SLIPS" or Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surface with applications across the board. In the video above, Professor Wong dissects the physical properties [...]

The Cilia of the Venus Flytrap

By |2018-10-23T12:04:18+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Miscellaneous, Musings|

I’m going to show you the beautiful structural patterns of carnivorous plants, those parts of the plant both related and unrelated to eating things. From the shape of the cilia on Venus flytraps, to the light windows on Sarracenia, to the ribbed peristomes of Nepenthes and the overlooked stipules of sundews, there’s much for [...]

Carnivorous Plants: A Beginner’s Basic Grow Guide

By |2018-09-26T20:28:37+00:00September 10th, 2018|Cultivation|

Welcome! If you’re visiting this page, you’re new to carnivorous plants. We’ll outfit you with just the bare essentials here to get you familiar with the main groups of carnivorous plants and some basic care points – enough to keep that Venus flytrap or sundew happy and healthy while you study up on better ways [...]