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Carlton Carnivores is a small home business specializing in the propagation of carnivorous and other unusual plants, as well as select wildflower species, to promote curiosity, education, and conservation. Earnings also go to the care of reptiles and mantids for educational purposes, teaching about the organisms often overlooked or misunderstood by many people and promoting their protection.

All plants and seeds available are produced or established in growth by Carlton Carnivores; no wild-collected plants or resales here. Seeds are kept in cold storage to maintain viability (unless otherwise noted).

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    Price is for approximately 1-2" diameter dormant tubers; if you're familiar with the Titan arum that gets on the news whenever it blooms, this is a much easier to grow, smaller cousin. During the summer growing season the plants will develop a single leaf up to 6 feet tall and nearly as wide, looking like a mini tree with a mottled dark green and tannish petiole and branching leaflets of bright green. Keep in a rich well-drained soil and feed heavily at this time, and they'll develop tubers that can eventually be more than a foot across and up to 20 pounds (though usually smaller), and when they go dormant, can even survive outdoor winters in milder zones. Mature tubers (usually over 6" across) may start the season by producing an inflorescence anywhere from 2-6 feet tall, with the same mottled stalk as the leaf sports but topped in a vase-shaped spathe mottled on the outside and maroon inside surrounding a tall spadix of the same color. This is a flower you'll want outside when it opens; they don't earn the name "corpse flower" lightly! Tubers are shipped dry-wrapped and padded, via USPS Priority mail; I typically ship Monday-Wednesday to avoid weekend hold-overs. US shipping only. Many plants are grown in high humidity conditions and may require acclimation, unless otherwise noted. If you are expecting weather that may be detrimental to the plants if shipped, please message me upon making your order!
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    A small, delicate pipevine that is quite easy to grow; plants may mature at less than a foot long, with leaves around 2" wide with a fan-shaped array of silvery veins on deep green. Flowers may be no more than an inch or two across, with a bulbous base and curving neck  that spreads into a flared, fimbriated opening; anthers and stigma are within the base, so for pollination one must cut into the side of the bloom and differently aged blooms pollinate best. Packets contain approximately 10 seeds; no special treatment is required to germinate. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail (First Class). US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
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    Byblis aquatica is a rainbow plant native to northern Australia, often found in places that are seasonally flooded, and is closely related to the more familiar B. liniflora. Plants can grow to over a foot tall, and this form develops thick, sturdy stems and can sport more than two dozen small but electric purple flowers at a time if fed well. Seed packets contain 15+ seeds; Byblis require treatment of seeds in order to germinate properly. 500 ppm GA3 solution soaks for 24 hours are most effective, but other methods include smoke water and bleach solutions. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail (First Class or Priority). US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
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    One of the classic "rainbow plant" species, and also one of the largest. This taxon will develop scrambling, branching stems that may measure several feet in length, covered in filiform leaves and the entire plant coated in various length sticky tentacles. Under good light, plants will often blush with purple-red, and when fed heavily may produce one to several, or in some cases dozens, of large, electric violet flowers with contrasting bright yellow anthers in the middle. These are more or less annuals, though they can be grown from stem cuttings many times, and new seeds are best sown to continue a colony. Packets contain 15-20+ seeds each. This species requires GA3 or smoke treatment in order to trigger germination, and plants are best grown in large pots with sand wet soil in hot, strong light conditions. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail. US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
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    A hybrid between the two perennial rainbow plant species, this is a large carnivores with leaves that can reach more than a foot in length on a thick stem that can also reach a foot or more in height over time (even branching with age). They can grow year-round if kept moist and cool enough, or may go dormant during the summer season, dying back to sprout again from the stem and roots. Flowers are huge, nearly 2" across and a brilliant violet coloration. Two or more different clones are needed to pollinate, but it is potentially a species that might be propagated via stem cuttings.   Packets contain 8-10+ seeds; this is a fire-adapted species that needs special treatment to germinate, a 4-6 day soak in 500-1000 ppm GA3 solution recommended.   Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail (First Class or Priority). US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
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    Perhaps the easiest of the "rainbow plants" to grow, this species reaches an average of 5-10 inches tall, covered in filiform leaves about 2-4 inches long and the entire plant coated in sticky glands. Plants will produce one or two flowers at a time, each with delicate narrow lavender-violet petals and bright yellow anthers in the middle. A self-pollinating species unlike most of the others, this annual will re-seed itself (though it can also be re-established through stem cuttings). Packets contain 30+ seeds each. This species does not require special treatment to germinate, but faster and more reliable results are found with GA3 or smokewater soaks, and they grow best in wet, hot conditions with strong light but will tolerate a wide range of conditions.
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    A plant with many names depending on who you talk to; once classified under Epilobium, and some say the current name is spelled Chamaenerion. Fireweed or Fireflower is a widespread US native species, a colonizer of newly burned locations and open soils (especially if it's rich and well-drained or acidic) and prolific once established. Plants may grow as tall as 3 feet, with branching stems of lance-shaped deep red-green leaves topped by spikes of large, bright mauve-pink blooms that produce long seedpods full of tiny seeds attached to wind-dispersed fluff. A great plant for an outdoor pot, or any spot that you just can't quite get anything else to grow (so long as adequate water is given). Packets contain approximately 50+ seeds, which benefit from a month-long cold stratification. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail (First Class). US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
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    Looking for an orchid to try as a first-time grower? Or for something at least a little different from the common garden center moth orchids? This is a great option to try, and even one that, unlike most orchids, can be sprouted from seeds without special conditions. All you need is some moist, airy soil of some sort (sphagnum and orchid bark works well) and time. Plants tend to produce one or two long, lance-shaped leaves that hug the soil, dying back to the tubers for a cool, dry winter period, and in summer send up stalks up to 2 feet or more tall that sport from one to over a dozen delicate white and lavender flowers that easily self-pollinate. Packets contain likely 150-200+ fine, dust-like seeds. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail (First Class). US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
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    This pygmy sundew grows to around 3/4 inch in diameter, producing flat rosettes of paddle-shaped leaves with extremely wide petioles and circular traps tinged orange by the tentacles. When they bloom, thin stalks will sport several strikingly metallic orange flowers as wide as or wider than the plant itself. Packets contain approximately 20+ gemmae each. Drosera gemmae are shipped wrapped in moist paper towels and plastic packs to avoid drying out, shipped via USPS First Class mail. US shipping only. If you are expecting detrimental weather that may impact survival of the gemmae, please contact me immediately when ordering; if otherwise damaged upon arrival or package is lost in transit, please notify immediately to arrange replacements where possible.
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    This cultivar is a cross of D. sp. Lantau Island x capensis 'Albino'. Like the other Lantau x cape crosses it has the potential to reach nearly 4" in diameter with semi-erect, fountain-like rosettes of baseball bat-shaped leaves. Unlike the other versions of the cross though, this variety seems to prefer staying more squat and compact at around 2" across, and develops colors that range from red-tinted green to nearly solid scarlet with the faintest green tone in the center of the leaves. Flowers are borne on tall stalks and quite large, sterile, and bright pink. Available plants are mature at approximately 1.5-2" in diameter. Plants are shipped bare-root wrapped in a moist paper towel, via USPS Priority mail; I typically ship Monday-Wednesday to avoid weekend hold-overs. US shipping only. Many plants are grown in high humidity conditions and may require acclimation, unless otherwise noted. If you are expecting weather that may be detrimental to the plants if shipped, please message me upon making your order! Shipping cost includes heat pack or cold pack/insulation as needed for detrimental weather conditions.
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    One of my favorite original cultivars, this cross of D. affinis "Uningi Pans, Zambia" x spatulata "white flower" develops spectacular spreading rosettes that can push nearly 5" in diameter on the ends of short to moderate length stems, composed of semi-erect elongate paddle-shaped leaves whose lamina are uniquely folded down their middle and the petioles have a slight covering of silver hairs. Plants may develop with bright green petioles and crimson lamina, or fully poppy-red blushed throughout depending on light, and once settled may produce long,wiry stalks bearing small sterile pink flowers. This is a spectacular stand-alone plant, but it will also occasionally produce plantlets from its roots to form colonies. Available plants are semi-mature, averaging between 2.5-4" in diameter. Plants are shipped bare-root wrapped in a moist paper towel, via USPS Priority mail; I typically ship Monday-Wednesday to avoid weekend hold-overs. US shipping only. Many plants are grown in high humidity conditions and may require acclimation, unless otherwise noted. If you are expecting weather that may be detrimental to the plants if shipped, please message me upon making your order! Shipping cost includes heat pack or cold pack/insulation as needed for detrimental weather conditions.
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    The shrinking effect of brevifolia is quite evident in this maternal-side cross that rarely exceeds 1.5 inches in diameter, bearing short, spoon-shaped leaves in a tight rosette that often flush solid wine red in good light. The flower stalks are short and wiry and covered in tiny glands, bearing large, very pale pink sterile blooms. Old leaves and roots often bud, making this a great colony plant. Available plants are mature, between 1-1.5" in diameter on average. Plants are shipped bare-root wrapped in a moist paper towel, via USPS Priority mail; I typically ship Monday-Wednesday to avoid weekend hold-overs. US shipping only. Many plants are grown in high humidity conditions and may require acclimation, unless otherwise noted. If you are expecting weather that may be detrimental to the plants if shipped, please message me upon making your order! Shipping cost includes heat pack or cold pack/insulation as needed for detrimental weather conditions.
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    This diminutive hybrid produces rosettes that rarely reach more than 1-1.5 inches in diameter with short paddle shaped leaves that blush bright crimson in good light. Tall wiry flower stalks are produced regularly, and are covered in tiny glands much like in D. brevifolia; flowers are bright pink, and sterile. Commonly dividing, this hybrid will often rapidly form clumps and colonies. Plants are shipped bare-root wrapped in a moist paper towel, via USPS Priority mail; I typically ship Monday-Wednesday to avoid weekend hold-overs. US shipping only. Many plants are grown in high humidity conditions and may require acclimation, unless otherwise noted. If you are expecting weather that may be detrimental to the plants if shipped, please message me upon making your order! Shipping cost includes heat pack or cold pack/insulation as needed for detrimental weather conditions.
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    This variant of D. burmannii is famed for its color. Growing to around 1.5 inches in diameter, the thick wedge-shaped leaves stack up in columns and under good light, develop a brilliant crimson to rusty red tone (feeding heavily can increase the green color in leaves). Flower stalks can reach more than  foot high an bear numerous tiny white blooms. As a naturally annual species, this plant needs to be fed very well and seeds sown regularly to maintain a colony. Packets contain 75+ seeds each. This species requires no special conditions to germinate, but needs regular feeding to reach maturity. Germination and growth is best under hot tropical conditions and strong light. Seeds are shipped in padded envelopes to avoid damage in transit, via USPS mail. US shipping only. As seeds can take time and sometimes special treatments in order to germinate properly, returns cannot be accepted and refunds are not available upon receipt of the seed packets. If a package is lost in transit, please contact as soon as possible.
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    A beautiful and diminutive form of this species, producing rosettes usually only around an inch in diameter with the typical set of triangular, overlapping wedge-shaped leaves. As the name suggests, under most conditions the leaves stay bright green but the edge and snapping tentacles color bright scarlet (though when stressed or under very strong light the leaves may blush as well). The tall, wiry stalks bear several tiny flowers which sometimes never produce petals and simply set seeds, other times will produce delicate petals with the lightest of pink tinges. As an annual species, this one likes heavy feeding and needs to have new seeds sown to maintain colonies after adult plants die off. Packets contain 75+ seeds each. This species requires no special treatment to germinate, and grows best fed heavily and kept in hot tropical conditions with very strong light.

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