Tom’s Carnivores

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About Tom’s Carnivores

Hello! My name’s Tom, and I run Tom’s Carnivores here at

Whether you’re a long-time greenhouse grower or simply curious about carnivorous plants, Tom’s Carnivores has something for you. From guides and FAQs to interviews and competitions, I aim to make this website useful to growers worldwide.

I live in the east of England with my wife, two cats, and a greenhouse full of carnivores. I work full time as web developer in digital marketing, but have grown carnivorous plants in some capacity for over 15 years. Tom’s Carnivores is my attempt to create a valuable resource for today’s growers. As well as tutorials and tools, I document the collections and cultivation techniques at the world-famous nurseries, private collections, and botanic gardens that I get to explore while authoring this website.

“My dear friend, I know that every discovery in nature is a treat to you; but in this you will have a feast.”
Letter by John Ellis to Carl Linnaeus, describing the Venus Flytrap, 1769


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If you’ve got a question about the website or have an idea for a new guide, you can get in touch via email. Please note that due to the volume of email I receive, I’m not always able to reply to questions about cultivation.

Plants for Sale

Please note that I do not operate a commercial nursery. If you’re looking to buy a Venus flytrap or beginners carnivorous plants, please take a look at my recommended nurseries list.

I do however grow a large number of Nepenthes and occasionally have cuttings or seedlings for sale. If you’d like to see my current availability list, please message me via email.

Review Policy

I occasionally get requests from companies who’d like me to review their products on my blog. Assuming the product or service is relevant to my audience I’m happy to oblige, on the following conditions:

Simple as that! If that sounds okay, please do get in touch via email.

The logo for Tom’s Carnivores is a painting of the tropical pitcher plant Nepenthes veitchii ‘Candy Dreams’ which I commissioned in 2017. It was painted by Alex Fritz, an extremely talented artist based in Spain who grows carnivorous plants himself, and based on a specimen grown by Domonick Gravine of Redleaf Exotics in New York.