Tom's Carnivores

I sell beautiful carnivorous plants suitable for growers of all abilities, including Venus flytraps and pitcher plants available for quick delivery within the UK.

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Thanks for your interest in buying from Tom's Carnivores! I offer beautiful carnivorous plants suitable for growers of all abilities, including Venus flytraps and pitcher plants. Occasionally I also offer rare seed-grown Nepenthes from my personal collection.

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Venus Flytraps (Dionaea muscipula) for sale

1. A mature trap.

Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

One of the most iconic plants in the world! For many growers, the Venus flytrap provides a gateway into the wonderful world of carnivorous plants. Charles Darwin famously described the ... Read more

1. A trap on a an all-red Venus flytrap.

Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) - Scarlet Bristle

The Scarlet Bristle cultivar of the Venus flytrap is one of my favourites. Grown in good light, the traps develop a stunning deep red colour, with just a narrow green ... Read more

North American Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia) for sale

1. A pitcher on a large plant.

Sarracenia 'Judith Hindle' pitcher plant

The ‘Judith Hindle’ cultivar was bred here in the UK in 1985, and has since become a much-coveted classic! Created by Alan Hindle and named after his wife by Peter ... Read more

1. A mature specimen.

Sarracenia 'Maroon' pitcher plant

For sale here is the lovely hybrid Sarracenia purpurea x rubra, known by its aptly-chosen cultivar name Sarracenia ‘Maroon’. It has deep red pitchers with frilly lids, and has a ... Read more

Sundews (Drosera) for sale

1. A typical sale plant.

Drosera aliciae (the Alice sundew)

Drosera aliciae - also known as Princess Alice’s sundew - is a beautiful rosetted sundew from South Africa. It’s a neat, compact plant with very easy care requirements, and for ... Read more

1. The typical form of the Cape Sundew

Drosera capensis (Cape sundew)

The Cape Sundew is probably the most widely grown sundew in cultivation, and also one of the most magnificent. Its long green leaves are covered with tentacles that glisten with ... Read more

Tropical Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes) for sale

1. Nepenthes 'Gaya'.

Nepenthes 'Gaya' pitcher plant

This cultivar is a piece of Nepenthes history! It was originally bred by legendary grower Sam Estes at his nursery Leilani in Hawaii in 2004, and today it’s one of ... Read more

1. A mature plant.

Nepenthes x ventrata pitcher plant

Nepenthes - popularly known as ‘monkey cups’ or ‘monkey jars’ - have fascinated botanists since they were discovered by Europeans back in the 17th century. They are the only carnivorous ... Read more

Seed & Sundries

1. Bags of compost for sale.

Carnivorous plant compost

Carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap have evolved to grow in low nutrient soil. That’s one of the reasons they’ve adapted to catch insects in the first place - bugs ... Read more

1. The mixed seed kit.

Mixed carnivorous plant seeds

This kit makes a fantastic gift, and is an ideal option for children. You’ll receive a selection of carnivorous plant seeds, including not just the classic Venus flytrap but also ... Read more

1. The Sarracenia seed kit.

Pitcher plant (Sarracenia) seeds

There are 8 confirmed species of Sarracenia pitcher plants and countless hybrids, which makes Sarracenia a joy to collect. Growing from seed - particularly seed from open-pollinated flowers, as I ... Read more

1. The Venus flytrap seed kit.

Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) seeds

Venus flytraps aren’t particularly difficult to grow from seed, but do require patience! Germination can take months and it can be years before you have a full size plant capable ... Read more


1. Typical sale plants.

Carnivorous Plant Starter Collection

This collection is the perfect way to get started with carnivorous plants, and makes an ideal gift. You’ll receive three plants with similar care requirements and which together can make ... Read more

Rarities and Collector’s Items

1. An adult specimen photographed in the wild by François Mey.

Nepenthes macrophylla

Nepenthes macrophylla is a truly spectacular and very rare highland species native to Borneo. It has a vicious toothy peristome, tough woody pitchers, and distinctively large, thick leaves. The first ... Read more

1. A pitcher on a larger specimen of this exact clone

Nepenthes mikei

Nepenthes mikei is a beautiful plant endemic to Sumatra in Indonesia. It produces small, delicate pitchers that are almost black in colour, with a lovely pale-green interior and bright peristome. ... Read more

1. The female seed parent Nepenthes platychila.

Nepenthes platychila

Nepenthes platychila is a unique species from the Hose Mountains in Sarawak, Borneo. Like N. eymae and N. vogelii, its upper pitchers are dramatically different from its lower pitchers and ... Read more

1. A mature specimen of this same cross grown by Erez Feuer.

Nepenthes spathulata x edwardsiana

This one needs no introduction! It’s an incredible cross of which I have only a handful available, so don’t miss out. The mature specimen pictured is expertly grown by Erez ... Read more

1. The parent plants, photographed in Christian's greenhouse.

Nepenthes veitchii ‘Candy’ x ‘Yamada’

Christian Klein’s horticultural forms of N. veitchii are famous in the CP community, and for good reason. This is one of his most exciting creations to date: his candy striped ... Read more