231 pages, 276 colour photos
Carnivorous plants used to be considered something of a niche, fawned over mainly by collectors and maybe some horror-film fans. But these plants that eat bugs and small rodents are poised to be the next big trend. Now commonly sold alongside succulents and air plants, they provide striking architectural style and can be grown both indoors and out.
Carnivorous Plants: Gardening with Extraordinary Botanicals is a smart, accessible guide to the world of carnivorous plants, with information on growing and cultivating commonly available and easily grown varieties. For fans and collectors of these other-worldly plants, and those curious to try something new.
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Nigel Hewitt-Cooper's fascination with plants that trap animals began at a young age, and his botanical journey of over 30 years has taken him from growing his first Venus fly trap at the age of seven to winning seven gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. He started his nursery, Hewitt-Cooper Carnivorous Plants, in 1997. He is also the National Plant Collection holder for the genus Drosera, the sundews.