Where do carnivorous plants come from?

Where do carnivorous plants come from?

Have you always wanted to know where carnivorous plants come from? We would like to give you a few examples of carnivorous plants that we have in our assortment. Read all about it in our interesting blog.

The carnivorous plant family is an impressive and large plant family. There are more than 750 species that are originally descended from one plant. Want to buy a carnivorous plant for yourself or someone else? Check out our impressive assortmentof carnivorous plants.

Where do carnivorous plants come from?

Carnivorous plants are found all over the world. For example, they can even be found (after a good search) in the Netherlands. Carnivorous plants mainly live on nutrient-poor soil, so carnivorous plants have to catch insects. In the Netherlands it is possible to find the sundew and the butterbur.

The carnivorous plant captures insects, such as flies, spiders, wasps and mosquitoes, with delicious smells and irresistible colors. Due to the plant's eating pattern, the plant species has been given this "tough" name.

Sundew & Greasewood

The type of carnivorous plant depends on the area where the plant lives. Each area has
different living conditions. As written above, the sundew (Drosera) is found in the Netherlands. In addition, the sundew can be found in several places in Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Like the Sundew, the butterbur (Pinguicula) is also found in many parts of the world. For example, the plant can be found in Europe, Russia, the United States and Canada.

Venus flytrap & Trumpet cup plant

The Venus flytrap, also known as Venus flytrap (Dionaea Muscipula), is the most iconic carnivorous plant. For example, the Venus flytrap is known for its symbolic trap, namely leaves that resemble a kind of mouth. The Venus flytrap is found in the United States. This carnivorous plant species is only found in the United States, and to be even more specific, in North Carolina. Here the plant is found in swamp areas and in moist pine forests.

The Trumpet Cup Plant (Sarracenia) is found - just like the Venus flytrap - in the United States and in Canada. Unlike the Venus flytrap, however, the Trumpet Cup Plant occurs in several parts of the United States.

Cup plant

The pitcher plant (Nepenthes) occurs in some tropical parts of the world, such as Africa and Asia. However, there are no pitcher plants in mainland Africa, but there are in Madagascar. The pitcher plant likes - in contrast to its family species - a tropical climate. This makes the Beaker plant an excellent houseplant!


Unfortunately the carnivorous plants are becoming rare in the wild. Due to the clearing of the habitat and the increase of living space for humans, the species are declining. So you won't be seeing them in the wild anytime soon.

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