Welcome to the International Carnivorous Plant Society! We are a group of gardeners, conservationists, scientists and educators all interested in sharing knowledge and news of carnivorous plants. We welcome hobbyists just getting started all the way through professional scientists to join our society.

Take a look around our website and you'll find historic documents about carnivorous plants, growing guides, FREE educational resources and more! Have questions? Ask! We don't but bite, but our plants do.

Latest ICPS News

World Carnivorous Plant Day 2021 Videos

The WCPD 2021 videos are now available on the WPCD 2021 page in easy to choose and view format.

For our first World Carnivorous Plant Day, Kenny Coogan and Carson Trexler recruited a range of hobbyists, nurseries, professors, and authors. Everyone we reached out to was very generous with their time. Jeremiah Harris’ international connections were immensely helpful in finding content. John Kim edited all 20 videos, a huge task, that is much appreciated.



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Fri, 05/21/2021 - 11:27

World Carnivorous Plant Day 2021 Merch

WCPD 2021 merchandise is available at


Get T-shirts, tanks, sweatshirts, hoodies, face masks, mugs, and tote bags with the WCPD 2021 logo. A proportion of the proceeds will support ICPS conservation and education initiatives. Shipping is worldwide.

Please see the WPCD page for more information about World Carnivorous Plant Day.


Thu, 03/25/2021 - 17:22

March 2021 CPN

The March 2021 issue of CPN is now out.

The Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (CPN) is the official publication of the International Carnivorous Plant Society. CPN is published in March, June, September, and December.

Features of CPN include horticultural articles, research papers, field trip reports, conservation news, book and literature reviews, communications from members, cultivar and species descriptions, and meeting announcements.

Members: With the December 2020 issue we experienced CPN delivery delays of over 3 months for some members. It appears we are having similar delays with the March 2021 issue. A PDF of the March issue is available for members at our ClubExpress website.


Contents of the March 2021 Issue 50:1

  • 13th ICPS Conference - Japan: Postponed until 2022 (PDF
  • World Carnivorous Plant Day (PDF
  • ICPS Lifetime Achievement Award, Hall of Fame, & Wall of Honor — Richard Nunn (PDF
  • The ICPS presents the ICPS Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Larry Mellichamp — Carson Trexler 
  • On tropical Drosera rotundifolia L. — Andreas Fleischmann (Abstract | PDF
  • Pollination of Dionaea muscipula, the Venus Flytrap — Stephen E. Williams and Bill Scholl (Abstract | PDF
  • Sarracenia hybridisation: results of crossing complex hybrids — Steve Amoroso 
  • Hydroponic culture of Drosophyllum lusitanicum — Jeong-pil Lee 
  • Insectivore art in transit — Carolyn Braaksma and Chris Lange 
  • New cultivars — Craig Heath and Alexander Fisch and Fraser Anderson and Calen Hall and Jerry Addington and Mattia Chinaglia and Carson Trexler and Zuzana Srostlik (Abstract | PDF
  • Carnivorous plant cultivar names and patents — Jan Schlauer (PDF
  • Literature review — Jan Schlauer 
  • Book review — Barry Rice 


View the Contents of All CPN Issues


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Mon, 03/01/2021 - 15:39

Three webpages with major updates

Webpages with recent major updates:

  1. Guide to the Pygmy Drosera — The guide in the About CPs/Taxonomy section was expanded to six pages in book format and formatted to be easy to use on phones, tablets, and computers at home and in the field. It includes all 54 species and 6 taxonomically named hybrids with 332 new images.
  2. Drosera peltata Species Complex — The page in the About CPs/Taxonomy section was updated with the addition and discussion of Drosera gunniana as well as more and larger photos.
  3. LED Plant Lighting — The Fluorescent Plant Lighting page was removed as obsolete and the LED Plant Lighting page in the Grow CPs/Soils, Water, Light section rewritten to provide a technical and practical overview of lighting for plants grown indoors. As LED lighting technology continues to evolve, expect the page to be updated regularly.


Thu, 02/18/2021 - 19:48

New ICPS Activities = New Webpages

There are three new subsections of the ICPS website corresponding to three new ICPS activities:

  1. ICPS Achievement Awards — The ICPS has presented four lifetime achievement awards and has had 6 special remembrances and tributes in CPN. Learn more about these exceptional individuals.
  2. World Carnivorous Plant Day — The first Wednesday of May is World Carnivorous Plant Day. The ICPS will have activities celebrating that day.
  3. ICPS Photo Contests — The annual ICPS photo contests are associated with ICPS World Conferences and World Carnivorous Plant day. Contribute your photos to the contest.


Wed, 01/20/2021 - 11:45

ICPS Conference 2022 Japan Invitation

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The 13th ICPS Conference - Japan has been postponed two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We now plan to hold the conference in May 2022. 

We will keep everyone updated and hope to see many researchers and enthusiasts of carnivorous plants in Himeji, Japan, in May 2022.

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 18:17