Tom’s Carnivores

Venus flytrap, Tom’s Carnivores

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 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.


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 based on 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. You can check out his other botanical illustrations on YouTube.