International Carnivorous Plant Society


Drosera x hybrida

Drosera x hybrida leaf cuttings. Photo ¬© Jason Ksepka.



Seed Germination Guide

An introduction to starting carnivorous plants from seed.

Sowing Seeds Step-by-Step

Instructions for growing wetland carnivorous plants from seed.

Drosera Seed Scarification

Some seeds need to have their seed coats abraded in order to germinate quickly.

Growing Sarracenia from Seed

Sarracenia are large outdoor plants that can be grown from seed started in the house.

Seed Images

There are no guarantees the seeds are correctly identified.

Drosera Seed Images

CP Seed Images other than Drosera

For more information please see the Species Specific Growing Guides.


Leaf Cuttings/Pullings

Dionaea Leaf Pullings Step-by-Step

Every time you transplant your VFTs you should take leaf pullings to make new plants.

Drosera Leaf Cuttings

Some species of Drosera are so easy to propagate by leaf cuttings you can't help accidentally doing them. Others are a little more difficult...

Mexican Pinguicula Leaf Pullings

Mexican Pinguicula leaf pullings are very easy to do if you have succulent, non-carnivorous leaves. Carnivorous leaves will work if you are careful.

Heliamphora nutans Propagation without Pain

Turn cleaning accidents into new plants.

Darlingtonia Vegetative Propagation

A quick way to get more Darlingtonia plants.

Nepenthes Propagation via stem cuttings

Nepenthes getting too big? Take stem cuttings.


Rice, Barry A. (2004) Leaf Pullings: a 'new' way to propagate Sarracenia vegetatively. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 33(4):123-126 ( PDF )


Divisions / Gemmae

Dividing Sarracenia Step-by-Step

Sarracenia like to grow. Divide your plants to keep them healthy and to provide presents for your friends.

Pygmy Drosera Gemmae Step-by-Step

How to collect, plant, and ship gemmae.


Isenberg, Tobias (2004) Experiences With Propagation of Sarracenia flava (Sarraceniaceae) Through Division With Only One Growing Spot. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 33(2):36-37 ( PDF )


Tissue Culture

Pelto, Matthew C. and Jon T. Lindstrom (2003) In Vitro Propagation of Byblis filifolia (Byblidaceae). Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 32(3):74-77 ( PDF )

Conner, David (2006) Propagating Dionaea by tissue culture using flower stalks. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 35(3):79-83 ( PDF )


Hybrids and other Genetic Manipulation

Colchicine Treatment and Toxicity

A report on the effects of colchicine at different concentrations.


Snyder, Ivan (2000) Colchicine Treatment on Sterile Hybrid sundews. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 29(1):4-10 ( PDF )

Barry, Sean (2000) Colchicine Hazards. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 29(1):10 ( PDF )