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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.
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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.
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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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Nepenthes Alata - Carnivorous Pitcher Plant photo review
Nepenthes Alata - Carnivorous Pitcher Plant photo review
Nepenthes Alata - Carnivorous Pitcher Plant photo review
Nepenthes Alata - Carnivorous Pitcher Plant photo review
Nepenthes Alata - Carnivorous Pitcher Plant photo review
Nepenthes Alata - Carnivorous Pitcher Plant photo review
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Skyler D., Carlisle, PA (Verified Customer) April 3, 2022
August 3, 2023
1 year summary. Favorite in the sunroom!
At the time of writing this, our "Monkey Pot" is 1 year and 4 months old. The plant looked sickly at first, but it recovered within 2 weeks and starte...More
At the time of writing this, our "Monkey Pot" is 1 year and 4 months old. The plant looked sickly at first, but it recovered within 2 weeks and started developing pots fast. Winter was tricky, as finding a warm spot that could maintain humidity is difficult in our house, but it survived. Lost a lot of pots, but it continued growing upward regardless. This breed is harder to kill than the Terminator. At the 1 year mark, it had shot up so tall that it was beginning to fall over and needed a moss pole, but most pots had died by then. This was when the Basal roots began to show themselves. 5 basal roots exploded from the parent and started growing outward. The parent was too tall and was trimmed down. We were able to collect 4 healthy cuttings from the parent vine, which are now all wrapped in plastic, developing node growth, and showing promise as clones. The parent stalk and the basals are slowly developing new pots, so the entire plant is hanging in a clear plastic bag to create a more humid environment. I've enjoyed the last year of observing this plant and learning how to fine tune its development. Considering I'm now getting 5 plants from one purchase, and I can highly recommend this breed.
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Adult Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia Purpurea Venosa), Classic Variant photo review
Ingrid H., Little Neck, NY (Verified Customer) July 18, 2023
August 1, 2023
Very pleased
Lovely little plant, arrived quickly in great condition with sphagnum moss, clear description and instructions.
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Nepenthes St. Gaya – Carnivorous Pitcher Plant photo review
Ingrid H., Little Neck, NY (Verified Customer) July 18, 2023
August 1, 2023
Very pleased
Chose this beauty as my first nepenthes, was very pleased when it arrived today. There was some mixup previously with my order but communication and c...More
Chose this beauty as my first nepenthes, was very pleased when it arrived today. There was some mixup previously with my order but communication and customer service were prompt and excellent. Would order again with confidence.
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1x Adult Plant: Classic Venus Flytrap Dionaea Muscipula photo review
Danny G., Paramount, CA (Verified Customer) July 26, 2023
July 31, 2023
Classic VFT
Got my replacement VFT in the mail today and it looks healthy and strong and got to say excellent customer service!!!!
Highly recommended!!!
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Spoonleaved Sundew (Drosera Spatulata) photo review
Danny G., Paramount, CA (Verified Customer) July 26, 2023
July 31, 2023
SpoonLeaved Sundew
Just got the Spoon leaved Sundews 3 set In the mail today, they arrived looking nice and healthy, Cant wait for them to grow bigger.
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1x Adult Plants: Giant Venus Flytrap “Flexx” Dionaea Muscipula Cultivar photo review
Erick H., Yukon, OK (Verified Customer) July 17, 2023
July 21, 2023
my venus Flytrap Flexx Dionaea
my fly trap came in today in perfect condition looks very healthy thank you guys I love it
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Nepenthes St. Gaya – Carnivorous Pitcher Plant photo review
Kelly K., Halsey, OR (Verified Customer) June 11, 2023
June 22, 2023
Kelly
Great plant. It got here sooner than I expected and was larger than I expected. Very satisfied!
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1x Large Adult Plant: Giant Venus Flytrap "B52" Dionaea Muscipula Cultivar photo review
Jonny B., Stafford, VA (Verified Customer) May 30, 2023
June 8, 2023
great quality, clear instructions, healthy plant
The instructions were very clear and easy to follow, it's been almost a week and the flytrap is starting to look healthier. there was a lot of care ta...More
The instructions were very clear and easy to follow, it's been almost a week and the flytrap is starting to look healthier. there was a lot of care taken with the packaging and shipping; I'd definitely order from here again and would highly recommend this site!
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1x Large Adult Plant: Giant Venus Flytrap "B52" Dionaea Muscipula Cultivar photo review
Erick H., Yukon, OK (Verified Customer) May 24, 2023
June 4, 2023
perfect condition
It looks great they're doing good the delivery was smooth I gave you all five stars.
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1x Large Adult Plant: Red Dragon Venus Flytrap “Akai Ryu” Dionaea Muscipula Cultivar photo review
Bryan N., Goffstown, NH (Verified Customer) May 12, 2023
May 29, 2023
This is a short note to let you know the plants arrived fine (on schedule) and look great! Thank you, especially that each had a double crown (B52 has...More
This is a short note to let you know the plants arrived fine (on schedule) and look great! Thank you, especially that each had a double crown (B52 has some more smaller ones too). It seemed like a lot of moss, but I wet it all figuring you knew your material better, and happy I did, for the extra pots.
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1x Large Adult Plant: Giant Venus Flytrap "B52" Dionaea Muscipula Cultivar photo review
Bryan N., Goffstown, NH (Verified Customer) May 12, 2023
May 29, 2023
This is a short note to let you know the plants arrived fine (on schedule) and look great! Thank you, especially that each had a double crown (B52 has...More
This is a short note to let you know the plants arrived fine (on schedule) and look great! Thank you, especially that each had a double crown (B52 has some more smaller ones too). It seemed like a lot of moss, but I wet it all figuring you knew your material better, and happy I did, for the extra pots.
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1x Adult Plants: Giant Venus Flytrap “Flexx” Dionaea Muscipula Cultivar photo review
Stacy B., Paducah, KY (Verified Customer) March 13, 2023
March 25, 2023
Super Impressed
My Venus Flytrap came in a couple of days and she has a lot of beautiful perfect traps (leaves). Also packages with my plant was very detailed instru...More
My Venus Flytrap came in a couple of days and she has a lot of beautiful perfect traps (leaves). Also packages with my plant was very detailed instructions on caring for her. I will never shop anywhere else for Carnivorous plants.
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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.