Beware of Plant Gangsters and their Plant Gangs!

I don’t normally post Thursdays, but today is special! With this post, I’m participating in the Urban Jungle Bloggers community! Every month, UJB bloggers post their interpretation of a theme, and this month’s theme is Plant Gang! How can it get anymore badass and gangster when you gather a bunch of carnivorous plants together?

Here’s one of my gangs! These are all my flytraps in tea cup/ceramic container experiments! You may recognize a few!

Urban Jungle Bloggers Theme May 2015: Plant Gang


The mini teacups are the most darling things. I’m sure they were meant for a doll set. I’m experimenting to see how my tiniest Venus flytrap division fair in those. Two are still a bit cranky about it, but one of them digs it!

Baby carnivorous plants in mini tea cup planters. Click for more info!


Yep, that’s a Utricularia livida in one of them too. It’s put out two flowers and is loving the tiny tea cup life!

Utricularia livida. Carnivorous bladderwort potted in a mini tea cup. Click to find out more!


My gang of my favorite Utricularia! U. blanchetti and and sandersonii have really taken off since I first planted them in tea cups back in November!

Carnivorous bladderworts potted in tea cups make great house plants! Click to find out more!

And of course, I can’t post about a plant gang without the creepy adorableness (or adorable creepiness?) of my doll head planters!

Carnivorous sundew plants in doll head planters. Cute and just a touch of creepy!

The little guy on the right was my first one. Can you tell by how whitened out he is from the sun? Look how much that Drosera. binata has grown! The middle one is my most recent brain surgery patient, planted with Drosera collinsiae, hamiltonii, and coccicaulis “Alba”. All three are my most recent acquisitions from Predatory Plants. (Psst: save 10% on your order from PP when you enter “thecarnivoregirl” at checkout!) This reminds me that I REALLY need to update my dang grow list!

The little dollhead family gang is expanding soon! Some of you may have seen this teaser I posted on Instagram!

Use doll heads as unique planters! Click for more info.

Oh yes, clown gangs! What is the world coming to? 🙂

Onto another plant gang! These are my divisions from my Sarracenia Judith Hindle x flava var. atropurpurea and flava var. cuprea! They’re in individual pots that I keep in one big water tray.

Divisions of Sarracenia, carnivorous pitcher plants. Some of these pitchers are getting just as big, if not bigger than the mother plant! I’ll be sending some off to new homes soon! Enter your email below if you want to be notified when I’ll have plants for sale!

And finally, I want to share a moment with you SO GANGSTER, I could hardly believe it.

Pygmy sundews are usually clustered together in little blinged out mini-gangs. My Drosera omissa x pulchella are no different… except that this little gang brought down a mother-freaking CRANE FLY!

Tiny but powerful! Pygmy sundews feast on a Crane Fly !

I swear on my space bucket that I did not put that crane fly there! These little guys took it down all by themselves!

Tiny but powerful! Pygmy sundews feast on a Crane Fly !

And just to be extra badass, they’re also flowering while feasting on some crane fly.

Tiny, carnivorous pygmy sundews Drosera omissa x pulchella flowering and feasting on a crane fly!

I know you all got some gangster-ass carnivorous plants out there! What’s the biggest, most surprising prey your plants have taken down? Let me know in a comment!

And if my fellow bloggers are looking for inspiration, I highly encourage you to check out Urban Jungle Bloggers! There are some awesome growers in the community and the monthly prompts are super fun! In my opinion, all they need are more carnivorous plants. 😉

Check out the founders of UJB, Igor: Happy Interior Blog and Judith: and soak in the plant and design eye candy!


  1. Leah says:

    I’m so damn in love with these doll head pots.
    I really have create my own!
    Your #plantgang is so cool.
    Greetings, Leah

  2. Barbara says:

    Hi Maria, it’s great to have found your blog through UJB. Great carnivorous collection and I’m really loving your doll face planters. I feel some thrifting for dolls coming on 🙂

    • Maria says:

      Thank you for the nice comment, Barbara! Yes, thrift stores are where I found mine and Ebay is where I found the clown gang. 🙂

  3. Judith says:

    Hahahaa a badass carnivore girl like yourself couldn’t just NOT join our plantgang edition 😉 Love the pictures with the crane fly! Thank you for joining the Urban Jungle Bloggers, Maria!

    • Maria says:

      Hahaha, yes! You have me completely figured out, Judith!;) I could not resist! So happy to be a part of it!

  4. Paige says:

    Love the doll head planters sooo much! I hope to someday have a carnivorous plant collection even a fraction as interesting and beautiful as yours. I got my first Cape Sundew a month or so ago and have fallen in love with it, I want more! ♥ This inspires me to find new interesting things to keep my plants in!!

    • Maria says:

      Thank you so much, Paige! I’m glad the cape sundew has been bringing you joy and my little projects have been providing inspiration. 😀

  5. Heidi says:

    Wow, your Drosera omissa x pulchellas are amazing! You got such a beautiful and badass gangs, especially loving the tea cup planters.

    • Maria says:

      Thank you so much, Heidi! D. omissa x pulchella are an excellent intro to pygmy sundews!

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