What’s the best thing about summer? A carnivorous plant giveaway!

Venus flytrap summer giveaway 2016 by The Carnivore Girl

Oh no, I definitely did not forget about a summer giveaway! The wait is finally over. Please read everything below carefully! For the first time ever, I’m giving away THREE plants (well, technically four) to one lucky U.S.-based winner! I say technically four because one prize is this pot of TWO Venus flytraps!   And …

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A trip to Butterfly Valley (aka Darlingtonia country!)

Butterfly Valley Botanical Area

You may be surprised to learn that I’ve never seen wild carnivorous plants before this trip! California is a huuuuge state, and the nearest wild habitat to me is about 3.5 hours away by car. Sometimes I’m envious of my friends in the Midwest and the South, who seem to be surrounded by bogs filled …

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Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Show & Sale recap!

Nepenthes. Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Show and Sale 2016. By The Carnivore Girl

And it’s over, just like that! The BACPS show & sale is the most anticipated event of the year for many Nor Cal growers, myself included. It was great to be a part of the show this year, not just an attendee. I’m already planning for next year! Perhaps a sales table to myself, we will …

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How to tell if a Sarracenia flowers is pollinated

Carnivorous pitcher plant flower. Sarracenia "Hummer's Hammerhead".

This will be a quick post, but one that I hope is useful to you readers! Sarracenia  are among the easiest carnivorous plants to hand-pollinate and hybridize. With patience and care, it’s fairly simple to create a brand-new, genetically unique plant. Many growers have registered their hybrids named after their spouses, children, or in remembrance …

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Feeding Carnivorous Plants: How to feed sundews

Drosera coccicaulus "Alba" with flower stalk.

Many people have referred to my Venus flytrap food guide, which is a decent general guide for feeding most of your carnivorous plants. However I’ve gotten several questions about feeding sundews specifically, which is a little different than feeding Venus flytraps. Don’t worry, though. Feeding sundews is much easier than feeding Venus flytraps. To be honest, …

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Sarracenia in the full swing of Spring!

Sarracenia Adrian Slack x Judith Hindle by The Carnivore Girl

Hey everyone, thanks for checking out my Venus flytraps in the full swing of Spring last week! As promised, here’s the Sarracenia’s spring show! This is especially exciting for me, because I got many new Sarrs later last year, just as they started to go dormant. So this is the first time I’m seeing their spring …

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Venus flytraps in the full swing of Spring!

Venus flytraps by The Carnivore Girl

Hi, everyone! It’s been a little while since I’ve blogged. March was a fairly hectic month, but I’ve got lots on blog calendar for you in the coming months! 🙂 First up: Let’s check out the Venus flytraps! They’ve been putting out sweet traps for over a month already. Fused Tooth is making typical-looking traps right …

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It’s here! Spring Giveaway 2016!

Sarracenia oreophila x purpurea subsp. purpurea. Carnivorous pitcher plant.

Aww yeah, the first giveaway of 2016 is under way! Starting this year, all giveaways will be open to worldwide entries! Please check out the conditions for international winners below. If located in the U.S., you are entering to win: A limited edition print with this quote by Carl Linnaeus! “To think that plants ate …

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Signs of Spring + Special Announcement!

Mexican butterwort Pinguicula 'Weser' with flower stalk.

Spring is technically one month away, but my area is feeling her warmth and light right now. As of writing this, it’s a perfect 78 F outside! These few weeks before the spring equinox for me is full of anticipation, an eager feeling of tension. It’s like watching a movie for that one big moment …

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