Tom’s Carnivores

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About Tom’s Carnivores

Hello! My name’s Tom, and I run Tom’s Carnivores here at www.carnivorousplants.co.uk.

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

I live in London with my wife, two cats, and an ever-growing collection 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, while also documenting my progress as I prepare to build my first greenhouse.

"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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Contact

If you’ve got a question about how to grow a particular species, have an idea for a new guide, or if you’ve found a bug with the site, please 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 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.