Once known only to collectors, adolescent boys, and fans of the cult film The Little Shop of Horrors, carnivorous plants are poised to be the next big trend. Commonly sold alongside succulents and air plants, they provide striking architectural style and can be grown indoors and in gardens. Carnivorous Plants is an accessible, smartly designed guide to growing this unusual group of plants. It offers a general introduction to the world of carnivorous plants, and growing and cultivation information for commonly available and easily grown varieties. Hewitt- Cooper also provides advice on where to grow the plants; year-round care, cultivation, and maintenance and a directory of the best carnivorous plants for home gardeners.
Nigel Hewitt-Cooper has been fascinated by carnivorous plants since he received a Venus flytrap from his uncle in 1981. By the late 1990s, his collection had grown to several hundred species and forms, and Hewitt-Cooper opened his own nursery. His plants have been awarded many accolades, including a number of Chelsea Flower Show gold medals. He is a regular contributor to botanical journals and newsletters, has appeared on radio and television, and lectures on carnivorous plants.