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Killer Plants

Growing and Caring for Flytraps, Pitcher Plants, and Other Deadly Flora

Molly Williams



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Running Press
08 December 2020
Explore the darker side of house plants with this accessible guide to choosing, growing, and caring for carnivorous and predatory plants like Venus flytraps, pitcher plants (in all of their wild and wacky varieties), sundews, and other spooky guys.

Carnivorous plants are among the most fascinating botanical specimens in this world. They're weird, they're gorgeous, and they're the perfect addition to your urban jungle of pothos, snake plants, and succulents. However, they can also be intimidating to grow and care for. Let Killer Plants -- with its light approach and adorable two-color illustrations -- be your guide as it walks you through the different types of carnivorous plants and how to keep each variety alive and well.

The book answers the many questions you may have surrounding these freaks of nature, such as:

* Where the heck do I buy a pitcher plant? Can I grow it from a seed?

* Do I need to feed my carnivorous plant flies, or can it survive on water and light alone?

* Will a Venus flytrap eat my gerbil?

* I have a gnat problem -- what predatory plant can help?
By:   Molly Williams
Imprint:   Running Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 188mm,  Width: 150mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   328g
ISBN:   9780762499267
ISBN 10:   0762499265
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   08 December 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Molly Williams is a born-and-raised Midwesterner currently transplanted in New England. She is a writer and professional houseplant aficionado who spends most of her spare time ogling rare plants on Instagram. Molly is the only child of a coal miner and flower farmer and spent most of her youth surrounded by gorgeous flowers and old books. She has traveled around the globe chasing her love for the written word, all the while working as a lingerie saleslady, farm hand, newspaper editor, reality television production coordinator, and floral designer. Molly is an alumnus of Columbia College Chicago (BA '13) and Emerson College (MFA '18). While she has published countless essays and articles about houseplants (and other interesting things), Killer Plants is her first book. Molly lives in the greater Boston area with three of her most favorite people and a black cat named Dahlia.

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