"Our mission is to provide quality Carnivorous Plants at reasonable prices as well as expert growing information, fantastic Carnivorous Plant pictures, and reports on Carnivorous Plants in the wild.
It is our goal to be a valuable resource to Carnivorous Plant enthusiasts the world over! We offer a variety of Carnivorous Plants, with an emphasis on sticky-leaved carnivores. Please enjoy exploring our web site. We hope you find it fun and educational!
Matt Byers - Founder
At Carnivore Culture we take great pride in our plants! After all, we are Carnivorous Plant enthusiasts ourselves! We use a variety of propagation methods including seeds, leaf cuttings, root cuttings, division, and tissue culture. We propagate all our own plants from stock purchased from reputable suppliers. Our plants are grown indoors under intense HO fluorescent lighting in California. We never steal plants from the wild and condemn this practice. All plants are guaranteed to arrive alive and can be shipped anywhere in the USA. We pride ourselves in being the place to buy quality and beautiful Carnivorous Plants for Sale. If you are interested in purchasing a unique carnivorous plant, you came to the right platform.
Carnivorous Plants are plants that derive nutrients from trapping and consuming animals, typically insects and other arthropods. They have adapted to grow in places where the soil is thin or poor in nutrients. Carnivorous plants can be found on every continent except Antarctica. They inhabit a wide range of environments that range from acidic bogs to limestone cliffs to seasonal deserts to tropical jungles. Research to discover which carnivorous plants are native to your part of the world!
In order to be considered a "true carnivore" a plant must meet four criteria. It must: Attract, Trap, Digest, and Absorb animal prey. There are many plants that do some, but not all of these things, and some are considered protocarnivorous (possibly evolving towards "true carnivory"). As more research is done the number of plants recognized as "true carnivores" will likely grow. As of now there are 18 genera of carnivorous plants which belong to 5 different orders of flowering plants. Perhaps this is the most fascinating fact about carnivorous plants. They are NOT all closely related, and their carnivorous traits evolved independently on at least 6 occasions. Furthermore, you might be surprised by which plants are more closely related than others (maybe not the ones you thought!). Some carnivorous species are monotypic; having only 1 species in the genus; true oddities. Others are endemic; found in only 1 small place on the planet.
There are 5 different trapping mechanisms found in carnivorous plants:
Pitfall Traps trap prey in a rolled leaf that contains a pool of digestive enzymes or bacteria. (Darlingtonia, Cephalotus, Heliamphora, Nepenthes, Heliamphora, Brocchinia, Catopsis)
Sticky Flypaper Traps trap prey using sticky mucilage that contains digestive enzymes. (Byblis, Drosera, Drosophyllum, Ibicella, Pinguicula, Triphyophyllum, Roridula)
Bladder Traps trap prey with a bladder that generates an internal vacuum. (Utricularia)
Corkscrew Traps trap prey by forcing it towards a digestive organ with using inward-pointing hairs. (Genlisea)
These traps may be active or passive, depending on whether movement aids the capture of prey. Byblis is not known to move in response to prey, however some Drosera species may move dramatically! They both possess sticky flypaper traps, but one is passive while the other is active. This movement helps the plant retain as much nutrients from its prey as possible.
Why do people choose carnivorous plants from Carnivore Culture
Growing beautiful, healthy, interesting, and unique carnivorous plants in California is our passion. This is what we do. We handle every part of the business from growing the carnivorous plants, selecting the best plants and seeds for sale, to managing the packaging and shipping.
We love to hear from our clients. Below are some of the testimonials from carnivorous plants enthusiasts who bought carnivorous plants from us.
“Blown away by the size I received. Huge leaf blades, super healthy.Already growing vigorously. True to the name. Thanks!” Vicent S.
“This plant arrived healthy and well packaged! It's beautiful and a good size. This is my new favorite place to buy pings!” Sandy
“What a wonderful plant!It arrived quickly and packed in chopped sphagnum moss. I’ve had it for about a month now and it’s been growing well! I can’t wait for it to be restocked and purchase more!” Matthew
“This is an exciting, fast-growing hybrid. Mine settled in quickly and barely skipped a beat. A must-have for sundew collectors and beginners alike.” Preston Sumner
Thank you to everyone who buys carnivorous plants from our company. We truly appreciate your kind words and support. Rest assured that our team continues to work hard in growing an even greater selection of carnivorous plants for sale.
Carnivorous plants for sale Grown in California and shipped to all 50 US states