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Southern Primrose Butterwort (Pinguicula Primuliflora) photo review
Darrel L., Marcus Hook, PA (Verified Customer) December 24, 2023
January 4, 2024
Just received
Just arrived about a week ago. Coming into its own.
Nepenthes Ventricosa - Carnivorous Pitcher Plant photo review
Darrel L., Marcus Hook, PA (Verified Customer) December 24, 2023
January 4, 2024
Just received
Plant arrived in great shape. Very happy with it.
Spoonleaved Sundew (Drosera Spatulata) photo review
Spoonleaved Sundew (Drosera Spatulata) photo review
Spoonleaved Sundew (Drosera Spatulata) photo review
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Darrel L., Marcus Hook, PA (Verified Customer) December 24, 2023
January 4, 2024
Love the sundews
Very happy with my sundews. They are thriving.
Nepenthes St. Gaya – Carnivorous Pitcher Plant photo review
Darrel L., Marcus Hook, PA (Verified Customer) December 24, 2023
January 4, 2024
Great plant
Doing great!
Mature "Chipola River" Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia Leucophylla Chipola) photo review
Joan E., Jacksonville, NC (Verified Customer), October 2, 2023
December 31, 2023
Healthy Chipola River Pitcher Plant
This awesome plant arrived very quickly and packed with great care. It’s cut back because it’s winter time, and it’s dormant, but it’s very healthy. ...More
This awesome plant arrived very quickly and packed with great care. It’s cut back because it’s winter time, and it’s dormant, but it’s very healthy. I’m looking forward to seeing new growth in the spring.
Adult Yellow Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia Flava) photo review
Joan E., Jacksonville, NC (Verified Customer), October 2, 2023
December 31, 2023
Beautiful Sarracenia Flava
This plant is beautiful. It arrived quickly, and packed so carefully. I’m so happy with my purchase!
Southern Primrose Butterwort (Pinguicula Primuliflora) photo review
Dana S., Arlington, VA (Verified Customer) October 25, 2023
November 14, 2023
I received my first pinguicula yesterday. I am very pleased with it and the fact that a flower is starting to open when it is supposed to be dormant i...More
I received my first pinguicula yesterday. I am very pleased with it and the fact that a flower is starting to open when it is supposed to be dormant is amazing. Can't wait to see it turn full-on green. What an awesome addition to my indoor bog.
Staghorn Sundew (Drosera Binata) photo review
Dana S., Arlington, VA (Verified Customer) November 5, 2023
November 14, 2023
I received my staghorn over the weekend, this is my second one from C.P.C. Unlike the first one this one came all bent up. Those leaves are dying back...More
I received my staghorn over the weekend, this is my second one from C.P.C. Unlike the first one this one came all bent up. Those leaves are dying back and six new one are coming up and am so happy.
Staghorn Sundew (Drosera Binata) photo review
Darrel L., Marcus Hook, PA (Verified Customer) October 25, 2023
November 13, 2023
Great plant
Got it November 4th and it has 2 sprouts unrolling 2 leaves unrolling and producing dew.
Mature "Okee Monster" (Sarracenia x Formosa) photo review
Joan E., Jacksonville, NC (Verified Customer), September 1, 2023
November 13, 2023
Okee Monster
My favorite plant. Arrived 6 weeks ago. Still doing great. Very healthy. I’ll be ordering more.
Spoonleaved Sundew (Drosera Spatulata) photo review
Joan E., Jacksonville, NC (Verified Customer), September 1, 2023
November 13, 2023
Beautiful plants
These are beautiful sundews. I got them six weeks ago. Since this picture was taken, they’ve grown so much and are really healthy.
Cape Sundew (Drosera capensis) photo review
George T., Sun City Center, FL (Verified Customer) October 5, 2023
October 12, 2023
Ran out and sent a replacement I didn't want
I want the plant I ordered - I did not order a red sundew, but I received one with hairs on the ends instead of dew. Told it was in dormancy, but app...More
I want the plant I ordered - I did not order a red sundew, but I received one with hairs on the ends instead of dew. Told it was in dormancy, but apparently per the internet - they don't turn completely red when dormant - also under a professional grow light in 80 degree temps with 62% humidity - so it's not going dormant... Be warned - if they don't have one plant, they'll just send you another without checking - I specifically did not want the all red variety. Rip off. From Staff: The correct plant was shipped. The dew is formed when the plant is sprayed with water growing in humid conditions.
3x Well-Started Plants: Giant Venus Flytrap "B52" Dionaea Muscipula Cultivar photo review
Joan E., Jacksonville, NC (Verified Customer), September 1, 2023
September 8, 2023
Nice B52 Venus Flytraps
Very nice Venus flytraps. They arrived today happy and healthy. They got here quickly after shipping. I’m grateful for the shipping notification, s...More
Very nice Venus flytraps. They arrived today happy and healthy. They got here quickly after shipping. I’m grateful for the shipping notification, so that I knew when to expect them. This is my fifth plant purchase from this company. They keep doing things right, and I keep coming back.
Nepenthes St. Gaya – Carnivorous Pitcher Plant photo review
Joan E., Jacksonville, NC (Verified Customer), September 1, 2023
September 8, 2023
Nepenthes St Gaya
My lovely plant arrived today, happy and healthy. I’m very pleased.
3x Well-Started Plants: Red Venus Flytrap “Short-Toothed Red” Dionaea Muscipula Cultivar photo review
3x Well-Started Plants: Red Venus Flytrap “Short-Toothed Red” Dionaea Muscipula Cultivar photo review
3x Well-Started Plants: Red Venus Flytrap “Short-Toothed Red” Dionaea Muscipula Cultivar photo review
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Marcia H., Kings Mountain, NC (Verified Customer) August 2, 2023
August 8, 2023
LOVE YOU GUYS!
The plants came today..........they look great! I've received numerous plant orders via on line and yours arrived looking like they fu...More
LOVE YOU GUYS!

The plants came today..........they look great! I've received numerous plant orders via on line and yours arrived looking like they fully intend to GROW!  Not at all ragged out and messed up-they looked happy. (yes, I'm a little weird...LOL!)



It's evident that this company CARES about it's plants before-and after delivery.  The wonderful instruction sheets were a breath of fresh air....so detailed from beginning to end.  I want my plants to have the very best chance for survival and I feel pretty good about their chances when given such great directions.



And the fact that you actually also include the growing medium and pots that work  BEST FOR THE PLANTS says much about how you/this company.



Glad I found you guys!



Best~

Marcia H
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Why Purchase From CarnivorousPlants.com?






We’ve been in business selling carnivorous plants full time since 2009.

When you make a purchase from our website, you are supporting an American family-owned local business. Our plants put food on our table and make our livelihoods possible. God bless America and long live the USA.







We only sell tissue-cultured, propagated, and seed-grown plants.

We never have and never will possess any wild-harvested plants in our facility. Part of what makes this hobby exciting for us is knowing we are doing our part to preserve nature through educating customers and providing them with genetically superior plants that have withstood the tests of time and demand.





We offer the most generously-sized carnivorous plants on the market.

The top photo shows a Venus flytrap we recently shipped to one of our customers. The bottom photo was emailed to us from a customer showing a competitor’s flytrap they bought and received. Both plants were labeled “large” on the respective websites they were purchased from. The photos speak for themselves.

You can rest assured that when you receive a “large” plant from us, it will indeed a large (if not larger) plant. We walk the extra mile to ship customers the largest plants available in the market. In fact, one of our “large” plants would likely be classified as a “monster” or “mother plant” on a competitor’s website for triple or quadruple the price if they listed the identical plant.







Free shipping!

Believe it or not, each of our carnivorous plants comes with free standard shipping, which typically takes between 2-6 days upon purchase. Due to the sheer volume of plants we ship, we have negotiated shipping rate savings, which we pass onto our customers. Expedited and overnight options exist for additional cost.







We breed some of the rarest and most desirable cultivars.

We offer rare cultivars of certain plants that are highly sought after by collectors. For example, we are fully stocked with the King of all Venus flytraps: the famous B52. We also have Dente, King Henry, and Akai Ryu (Red Dragon) varieties in stock at all times.







Our carnivorous plant prices are the lowest on the market.

We offer the lowest carnivorous plant prices on the market. We can afford to do this due to the sheer volume of plants we sell. We sold over 2MM individual plants in 2020 alone. Since we breed and propagate all of our own plants, we pass the savings along to our customers.







We only sell stable, healthy, and hardened plants.

One of the biggest problems in the carnivorous plant industry today is that many specimens are grown and sold in conditions that are very gentle. Unfortunately, many customers do not have the ability to match these gentle conditions that many of the plants they purchase have been grown in their entire lives. As a result, many hobbyists purchase carnivorous plants that needlessly die–not because carnivorous plants are difficult to keep alive and grow, but because the plants being purchased have not been hardened. Our hope is that our state of the art nursery will create a revolution in the carnivorous plant industry in the USA– permanently changing this so that carnivorous plants, not just ones sold by us, but by other plant vendors as well, will be sold in more hardened conditions so that more collectors may enjoy this hobby without as many setbacks.







Our plant inventory is consistent and well-stocked.

We estimate the carnivorous plant hobby is rapidly growing at 15% per year. We are the largest carnivorous plant sellers in the world by volume. In our state of the art facility, we strive to maintain consistent and stable year round inventory to quench our customers’ insatiable demand for plants. Each plant you see on our website is available for sale.







Our return policy protects customers.

Each order submitted through our website is backed up by our competitive and robust return policy. In the extremely rare event something happens to your shipment as a result of USPS or FedEx screwing up, we will immediately replace your entire shipment without any cost to you.


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The case for meat-eaters: if eating meat is a sin, then why are some plants carnivorous?
— Siddharth Katragadda, Author

Carnivorous plants are plants that derive some or most of their nutrients from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods. However, carnivorous plants generate energy from photosynthesis. Carnivorous plants have adapted to grow in places where the soil is thin or poor in nutrients, especially nitrogen, such as acidic bogs. Charles Darwin wrote Insectivorous Plants, the first well-known treatise on carnivorous plants, in 1875. Carnivorous plants can be found on all continents except Antarctica, as well as many Pacific islands.

Five basic trapping mechanisms are found in carnivorous plants:

  • Pitfall traps (pitcher plants) trap prey in a rolled leaf that contains a pool of digestive enzymes or bacteria.
  • Flypaper traps use a sticky mucilage.
  • Snap traps utilise rapid leaf movements.
  • Bladder traps suck in prey with a bladder that generates an internal vacuum.
  • Lobster-pot traps, also known as eel traps, force prey to move towards a digestive organ with inward-pointing hairs.

These traps may be active or passive, depending on whether movement aids the capture of prey. For example, Triphyophyllum is a passive flypaper that secretes mucilage, but whose leaves do not grow or move in response to prey capture. Meanwhile, sundews are active flypaper traps whose leaves undergo rapid acid growth, which is an expansion of individual cells as opposed to cell division. The rapid acid growth allows the sundew tentacles to bend, aiding in the retention and digestion of prey.