International Carnivorous Plant Society

World Carnivorous Plant Day

The ICPS is proud to promote World Carnivorous Plant Day, to be held on the first Wednesday of May each year. Each year, the ICPS will be hosting a number of online events, including a photo contest beginning on February 15th and a free and publicly-accessible web-based conference.

World Carnivorous Plant Day was first brought to the attention of the ICPS Board of Directors in 2020 by Krzysztof Banaś of Poland. Krzysztof envisioned a day that brought carnivorous plants into the spotlight of public awareness and education.

World Carnivorous Plant Day 2024

Save the date of May 1, 2024 for World Carnivorous Plant Day 2024. If you are interested in participating as a contributing speaker for World Carnivorous Plant Day 2024, contact either Carson or Kenny. If you have a student or child between the ages of 12 and 16 who would like to interview an expert from another country, please contact Kenny. 

Carson Trexler • ICPS Conservation Director • 
Kenny Coogan • ICPS Education Director •

World Carnivorous Plant Day 2024 Merch

WCPD 2024 merchandise is available at on the WCPD page at Creator Spring.  A proportion of the proceeds will support ICPS conservation and education initiatives. Shipping is worldwide.

World Carnivorous Plant Day 2021

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. In the first 24 hours of the videos being released, there were 2,272 views on our YouTube channel and 5,294 views of the videos on Facebook.

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

World Carnivorous Plant Day videos

WCPD videos are available on YouTube and Facebook.