Blog & Updates

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 [...]

An Interview with Domonick Gravine of Redleaf Exotics

By |2018-10-15T20:37:45+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 |2018-10-15T21:44:54+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 |2018-10-15T22:01:11+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 |2018-10-17T23:46:39+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 [...]