28 Jun Fly Life: Carnivorous Plants Come Out for #SharkWeek
It’s Shark Week, everybody! We’re honoring this hallowed summer tradition by spotlighting our favorite garden chompers, carnivorous plants. Welcome…to #CarnivoreWeek. All week on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat we’ll be posting a terrifying amount of carnivorous plants. Join us (if you dare) by tagging your photos #CarnivoreWeek on Instagram.
Two weekends ago we went to the San Diego Carnivorous Plant Society’s annual show and sale in Balboa Park. We entered with a mission to pick up some more flytraps for our own yard, and ended up taking home some rare species, and learning from the experts who were there. (We’re switching some of our plant media to long-fiber sphagnum moss based on one of those conversations.)
We gawked. We geeked. Carnivorous plant people are passionate, we observed! And the Sarracenias, Nepenthes, flytraps, sundews, sun pitchers, and pings they displayed — for show and sale — were breathtaking. We were introduced to Darlingtonias, which resemble sock puppet serpents. We met IRL the same Instagram friend who first told us about the society.
See them all — the carnivores and the people who love them — below…
Cobra plant (Darlingtonia californica)
Sun Pitcher (Heliamphora)
Tropical Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes)
North American Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia)