The following websites heavily influenced my own and their rich history adds to the joy of researching and growing these amazing plants!
Nepenthes Care & Cultivation
Nepenthes Around the House I am so grateful that this website is still around! Nepenthes Around the House inspired me as a teenager to try growing tropical pitcher plants on my windowsill. I was amazed when my first carnivorous plants not only survived, but ending up thriving despite the Seattle cold! An incredible treasure trove of non-greenhouse growing information and this website was certainly heavily inspired by it!
Tom's Carnivorous Plants A fantastic website with so much incredible information! I especially love the Interactive Nepenthes Guide where you can input different species and calculate maximum and minimum temperature requirements based on species elevation! He also has some great interviews with well known growers of Nepenthes and other carnivorous plants.
Brad's Greenhouse & Gardening A fantastic resource on YouTube for practically anything Nepenthes, Cephalotus, or Orchid related! Be prepared to lose many hours to your life listening to the delightful chime at the beginning of each fantastic episode. Obviously most of his horticultural tips will be for greenhouse applications, but he does have some interesting videos on Nepenthes in grow tents under artificial lighting as well as on windowsills.
Bay Area Carnivorous Plant Society I wandered into a BACPS show shortly after I moved to the Bay Area to attend graduate school. Although I had several Nepenthes growing up, I had to get rid of them when I went to college and lived in an unforgiving climate for tropical plants. Going to that first show was AMAZING and that's where I bought my first Nepenthes as an adult, my favorite Nepenthes maxima! Great group of people and although I often can't make the meetings due to my insane schedule, I've enjoyed the ones I've been to!
Southern California Carnivorous Plant Enthusiasts One silver lining to the pandemic is that virtual meetings allow anyone from anywhere to join. I loved listening to Jeremiah Harris's virtual tour of his greenhouses through the SCCPE virtual meeting and I even won a year long membership in the virtual raffle! Fantastic group of people and looking forward to attending more events (hopefully in person at some point!)
International Carnivorous Plant Society The parent organization of all things carnivorous plants. Heavily focused on scientific research and conservation, the ICPS is committed to protecting wild carnivorous plants and fostering their cultivation!
My Favorite Carnivorous Plant Nurseries
I get most of my plants online from nurseries like the ones below. I also love purchasing or trading plants with other hobbyists (mostly through the buy and sell groups on FaceBook) or going to carnivorous plant shows and meetings when I can make them. I have also purchased a few plants on Ebay, but online auctions make me really nervous!
California Carnivores The one that started it all for me. I got Peter D'Amato's book when I was around 13 or 14 and would spend hours thumbing through the pages and putting little hearts around my favorite plants (still do sometimes!). Imagine my excitement when I realized that the California Carnivores nursery was only an hour north of the Bay Area when I moved here to do some summer research at UC Berkeley! I was a sophomore in college at the time and too young to rent a car on my own - luckily I made friends with an older graduate student who drove me up there for my first visit. I was a bit star struck to meet Peter at the nursery that day and have since gotten to know Damon as well. I am so happy to have made my home here in the Bay Area and now get to visit the nursery at least once per season. Their YouTube and Instagram are wonderful to follow!
Predatory Plants I'm so lucky to have another local carnivorous plant nursery, this one an hour to the south of San Francisco in the beautiful Halfmoon Bay. Predatory Plants specializes in offering seedgrown plants of their in-house crosses. I obtained my first pure Nepenthes truncata Titanic Tyrant as a grand opening gift when their brick and mortar store first opened. It was such a special experience to hand pick my tiny truncata seedling out of the flat and have Josh pot it up right there for me at the cash register! (I picked the one with the most red on its tiny pitchers and BOY did I pick a good one! Easily one of my most favorite plants!). Plant sizes tend to run small - be prepared to let these plants take a while to grow, but when they do they are magnificent!
Sarracenia Northwest My favorite nursery to order online from! The BEST packaging ever - large rooted cuttings (really just full-blown extra large plants) arrive in PERFECT condition and don't even drop their pitchers! They occasionally offer some wonderful Leilani Nepenthes!
Carnivero Another one of my favorite online retailers with lots of unique in-house hybrids and pure species. Packaging is always good, although the sizes seem to vary. I appreciate their scientific approach to growing carnivorous plants!