A Sarracenia Score at the Carnivorous Plant Show & Sale!

Earlier this month, I attended my first ever BACPS Show & Sale, and what a fun time it was! The sales area was packed, and some vendors were pretty low on inventory by the time I arrived.

Phil Faulisi, the Sarracenia breeder who created “Saurus”, and sold it for over $1,000, had a mostly bare table when I walked up, and was marking his remainders at half off. One S. minor hybrid had a sticker that read “FREE”. I asked if it was REALLY free, and Phil said yep! I scooped that one up fast! It’s not one of his creations, but a large and beautiful plant nontheless! I’m happy to accept a master’s breadcrumbs!

Check out the veins and those spots on this beauty!

Veins on the hood of a Sarracenia pitcher plant hybrid

New pitcher forming on Sarracenia minor hybrid

Sarracenia minor hybrid. North American Pitcher Plant.

I also got this adorable Sarracenia “Bug Bat” from Predatory Plants!ย I’ve seen photos online and didn’t think much of it, but fell in love after seeing it in person! I had no idea it had pink spots (also called windows). And the chubby pitcher shape is just too cute.

Sarracenia "Bug Bat". Carnivorous North American pitcher plant.

Sarracenia "Bug Bat". Carnivorous North American pitcher plant.

Sarracenia "Bug Bat". Carnivorous North American pitcher plant.


When I repot for next year, I think I’ll put “Bug Bat” and my “Godzuki” (picture below) in the same pot! Their pitcher forms are pretty similar and I think they’d make a monstrously good duo! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sarracenia x "Godzuki" Carnivorous North American pitcher plant hybrid.

Back to the show! Mike Wang was also selling plants and I knew I had to buy something from him. ย I debated ย for a while on his flava var. ornata “Black Veins”, which I’ve been wanting for a long time BUT! I have several flava variations and hybrids at the moment, and wanted to add something different to my collection.

Finally, I remembered I don’t have a huge variety of Sarracenia purpurea, and so bought a big clump of S. montana! The full name and data of this one is Sarracenia montana F1 Transylvania Co., NC.

Sarracenia purpurea var. montana F1 Transylvania Co., NC.

Sarracenia purpurea var. montana F1 Transylvania Co., NC.

Yes, I unpotted the clump and divided it up a bit. I know this is sacrilege to some, but I wanted to get rid of dead leaf matter in the center (don’t want to give potential mealybugs anywhere to hide!). Some of the pitcher were getting squished too, so I wanted to give them room to grow and really inflate.

That’s all I got from the sale! A nice mini-haul, and I’m happy I had some self-control, haha!

Here are some more photos from the event! Look at all those plants for sale!

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Phil Faulisiย with his mostly bare table. If I had known he could be bribed with good beer, I would’ve come more prepared! ๐Ÿ˜‰ That is an Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout he’s holding.

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The awesome pygmy sundew garden submitted to the show by Mr. Sundews-etc!ย Devonย took a lot more photos of show than I did, which you can see here!ย 

Pygmy sundew garden

Sarracenia. North American pitcher plants.

Stunning Nepenthes spectabilis

Pinguicula Pirouette and frog.

Drosera ordensis, a sundew in the Petiolaris-Complex.

Sarracenia. North American pitcher plants.

I was unsure of submitting plants to the show initially, but I definitely plan on submitting at least some flytraps next year! Who knows, maybe I’ll even be crazy enough to have a vendor table next year! We’ll see how things are at The Carnivore Girl HQ at that point. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for viewing folks! Were you there? What kind of plants did you get? Let me know in a comment!


  1. Paige says:

    You scored some absolute beauties, I cant get over those pink windows on your Bug Bat (and that adorable name too)! I had possibly the cheesiest idea ever… You could call your S. montana “Mount Dracula”, in combination of the montana and Transylvania portion of the name! Haha! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Melody says:

    Nice haul! Jealous of you all that live close to CP shows, but it may be a good thing there’s none here as you clearly have more self restraint than I! Thanks for photos though.

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