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.

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 Alexander Sylvester 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.