Did you know that the Venus Flytrap is only one of
hundreds of species of carnivorous plants, and that a staggering number
of those species are actually in cultivation by hobbyists and growers?
CAPTIVATED: The Allure of Carnivorous Plants tells the stories of
four people whose lives were affected in different ways by the
cultivation of these many fascinating plants. Learn about the many of
the wide range of carnivorous plants out there as each person tells the
story of their journey.
Matt is a grower whose fascination with these plants led to a very
different path from the one he began. Embracing the artistry of the
image, Matt embarked on a journey that has taken him from design to
photography, with exhibitions and more...
Iván has been fascinated by carnivorous plants for a significant portion
of his young life. Now in high school, his ever-improving cultivation
skills have brought some of the more esoteric plants within his reach...
Eric has coupled his passion for carnivorous plants into his life. As a
full-time cultivator and retailer, his very livelihood exclusively
depends on maintaining a high turnover of plants year-round...
Jonathan M. took what began as a simple hobby and parleyed it into an
online community. His continued efforts bring together growers across
the world, from hobbyists to professionals, culminating in an annual
fundraiser for conservation charity...
these stories and more, as you learn about some of the amazing types of
plants seen in the pictures here. See the sticky tentacles of the
Droserasundews, the gaping maws of the Nepenthes
pitcher plants, the striking colors and patterns of the Sarracenia
pitcher plants, the patient surfaces of the DionaeaVenus Flytrap, the delicate leaves of the Pinguicula
butterworts, the bizarre trap of the Cephalotus pitcher
plant, the striking flowers of the Utricularia
bladderworts, the spiraling chambers of the Genlisea
corkscrew plants and several others...
I'm an independent filmmaker and a carnivorous plant hobbyist that
eventually opened a carnivorous plant nursery here in New York City.
Along this journey, I've seen some amazing plants and met some amazing
people, right here in New York.
Their stories are the ones that I'd like to share.