Carnivorous Plants


Carnivorous Plants25 Jan 2016 07:41 am

In one simple video, from Slate.

Berkeley Succulents&Carnivorous Plants&Terrariums08 Sep 2015 11:24 am

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Wow that’s a lot of filtering going on in that photo of a mixed succulent terrarium with some sand design action too. In case you were wondering, I overused Snapseed in that there photo. Enjoy!

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Here’s a slightly less filtered photo of a Sarracenia minor. But only slightly less filtered! Shock.

Carnivorous Plants03 Apr 2015 06:45 am

Nepenthes ventricosa

Nepenthes ventricosa comes from the highlands of the Philippines. They must get some scary looking bugs up there to have such a ferocious looking carnivore also. But I am brave enough that someday I will go there for you and find them in the wild and take a picture of one beautiful N. ventricosa in habitat eating a large insect or small rodent. For you!

Carnivorous Plants02 Mar 2015 04:13 pm

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Drosera dichrosepala enodes

Tiny carnivorous babies! The Pygmy Sundews might be big enough to sell by July! I just can’t wait. We can thank Anne for these exciting new species we’ll be carrying all thus year!

Carnivorous Plants03 Nov 2014 02:24 pm

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These are the blooms on one of our Nepenthes sanguinea, and it appears we have a female! Seeds, too?

Carnivorous Plants03 Oct 2014 08:11 am

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Drosera spathulata, Fraser Island Form.
Sundew

Native to Australia
Perennial Carnivore
Sun: Partial to Full Sun
Water: Bog
Size: Low-growing, 2″ across
Round spoon-shaped leaves are covered with sticky hairs which capture and digest insects. Thrives in hot and humid conditions, but can be grown outside.

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Pinguicula primulaflora

Butterwort

Native to SE U.S.
Evergreen Carnivore
Sun: Moderate to Full Sun
Water: Bog
Size: Rosettes to 5″
Attractive rosettes. Sticky leaves trap bugs like flypaper. Pale purple trumpet-shaped flowers. Stays green in winter, indoor or outdoor. Do not water over the leaves.
 

Carnivorous Plants31 Aug 2014 02:31 pm

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Sarracenia leucophylla “Tarnok”
Native to U.S. Gulf Coast
Perennial Carnivore
Sun: Moderate to Full Sun
Water: Bog
Size: 2 to 3 ft. tall
White hood with green and red veins is pointed and covers most of the opening. Grows in upright clumps. Large red flower sprays spring/summer.

Carnivorous Plants16 Aug 2014 07:40 am

A nice grouping of carnivorous plants for you. Today we have:

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a Sundew

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a blooming Sarracenia

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and a lovely green Nepenthes too.

Carnivorous Plants15 Jul 2014 08:29 am

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Drosera binata – Forked Sundew
 
Native to Australia and New Zealand
Deciduous Carnivore (Evergreen if Grown Indoors)

Sun: Partial to Full Sun
Water: Daily, Distilled Water Best
Size: Draping, 12- 18″ leaves

Dew covered multi-forked leaves turning bright red in the sun. Sticky dew captures insects. It forms a large insect-catching bush. Best grown in 50/50 peat moss and sand. Also grows well in standing water. Hardy to 25F.
 
 

Carnivorous Plants&Nursery08 Jul 2014 03:40 pm

sarracenia flava and western chorus frog

Photo by the estimable Anne Smith of the Carnivore Jungle.

Western chorus frog on a Sarracenia flava hybrid in the carnivore greenhouse!

Clicken to Embiggen

Carnivorous Plants22 Jun 2014 08:50 am

Rikki sends along news from yesterday’s Carnivorous Plant Society show that Devon won a Blue Ribbon!

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Here’s the Blue Ribbon winning Drosera and it’s potted in one of our Carey Cherney Handmade pots!

And follow me after the break for another shot. (more…)

Carnivorous Plants&Plants26 May 2014 09:33 am

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Sarracenia x readii – Pitcher Plant (S. rubra x S. leucophylla  )

Florida Hybrid
Perennial Carnivore

Sun: Moderate to Full Sun
Water: Bog
Size: 12″ tall

Grows in upright clumps. Large red flower sprays mid-summer. Keep moist with slightly to moderately acidic water.

Carnivorous Plants&Photography17 May 2014 08:15 am

We have 2 new Sundews at the nursery. The classic Forked Sundew and a new White Sundew. Nice!

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Drosera binata – Forked Sundew

Native to Australia and New Zealand
Deciduous Carnivore (Evergreen if Grown Indoors)

Sun: Partial to Full Sun
Water: Daily, Distilled Water Best
Size: Draping, 12- 18″ leaves

Dew covered multi-forked leaves turning bright red in the sun. Sticky dew captures insects. It forms a large insect-catching bush. Best grown in 50/50 peat moss and sand. Also grows well in standing water. Hardy to 25F.

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Drosera capensis “Alba” – White Sundew

Native to South Africa
Perennial Carnivore

Sun: Partial to Full Sun
Water: Bog
Size: Low-growing, 6″ across

White leaves are covered with sticky hairs, will move like tentacles to capture and digest insects. Thrives in hot and humid conditions, but can be grown outside.

Carnivorous Plants25 Apr 2014 08:39 am

Anne previously shared her Sarracenia collection with us before the large one was in full bloom, and now it is in full bloom!

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Sarracenia x excellens

Carnivorous Plants&Reader Photos04 Apr 2014 01:12 pm

Anne sent along this photo of her Sarracenia collection.

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One of those has gotten HUGE!

Do you think she’ll be kind enough to add species names in the comments?

Blogs&Carnivorous Plants26 Feb 2014 12:34 pm

The Pitcher Plant Project has some great photos of some early blooming Pitcher Plants, being in the Sarracenias.

Buds!

Indeed they are, and some of the plants are budding before they grow spring pitchers, but that’s just normal.

Carnivorous Plants22 Jan 2014 03:34 pm

Sarracenia leucophylla “Tarnok”

Native to U.S. Gulf Coast
Perennial Carnivore
Sun: Moderate to Full Sun
Water: Bog
Size: 2 to 3 ft. tall

White hood with green and red veins is pointed and covers most of the opening. Grows in upright clumps. Large red flower sprays spring/summer.

Cactus&Carnivorous Plants&News08 Jan 2014 09:49 am

I love small town newspapers.

Crestview woman’s Christmas cactus covered in 200-plus blooms

You’ll need to click through to the Crestview Times-Picayune, or maybe it was the Crestview Daily-Reader or wait, no that wasn’t right, it was the Crestview World-Globe? Crestview News-Bulletin? Crestview Advertiser? Anyway, just click through for the picture of the old lady who has kept her mother’s heirloom christmas cactus alive for over 100 years. And the picture includes an inset of a Venus Fly Trap for some reason. I can’t find any reference in the article to the carnivorous plant in the Crestview woman’s collection, so I don’t know why the picture is there. Go ahead and take a look! You’ll see! It’s “Interesting”!

Carnivorous Plants06 Dec 2013 06:58 am

The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park has a lot of Nepenthes hanging around, doing their Pitcher Plant thing. In contrast to the orchids, the Nepenthes are not well labeled, so I don’t know what species most of these are. Except for the one fancy fanged Pitcher Plant…

Nepenthes bicalcarata

Nepenthes bicalcarata, also known as the fanged pitcher-plant, is found only in Borneo. The purpose of the fangs has long been debated among botanists. They have been thought to deter mammals from reaching in and stealing the contents of the pitcher, though the more intelligent mammals like monkeys have been observed tearing open the side of the pitcher to get to drowned insects. Other botanists suggest that the fangs, which secrete nectar, serve to lure insects into a precarious position over the pitcher mouth, where they may lose their footing and fall into the pitcher fluid, eventually drowning and becoming food for the plant.” via SF Conservatory of Flowers QR Code.

The rest of these are not quite as spectacular, being without two perfect fangs, but they are amazing, even if the Conservatory did not see fit to name them.

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Carnivorous Plants06 Nov 2013 11:02 am

Sarracenia Judith Hindle2

I see our Sarracenia “Judith Hindles” have gotten very very red for fall.

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Do you like it better with the blue sky background?

Sarracenia Cobra Nest

Bonus “Cobra Nest” is also very red. Maybe not quite as red.

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