Oct. 14, 2019

Carnivorous Plant Exchange with Botanica Philadelphia


All Plant People Welcome! 

Botanica Philadelphia is a group of plant enthusiasts in Philadelphia (and nearby) who want to meet our plant enthusiast-peers and gather four times a year to share stories of rare species, soggy mediums, fertilizing regimes, and humidity levels.  

This month's theme: Carnivorous Plants
This month's challenge plant: Sarracenia ‘Scarlet Belle’

5:00-5:30pm – check-in and set up plants; enjoy light bites
5:30-6:00pm – grab a seat and listen to a brief lecture with plant expert, Kevin Zhang
6:00-7:00pm – swap plants; share stories

A few things:

ABOUT Kevin Zhang 

Kevin Zhang has loved plants ever since he could walk, a passion he discovered when watching his grandmother take care of her tomato plants. When he was nine, he discovered carnivorous plants when he saw some Venus flytraps tucked away in a corner of a nursery, instantly attracted by their strange leaves and fast movements. Sadly, he killed many flytraps and their kin but has since figured out how to make carnivorous plants happy. Today, his apartment is overflowing with hundreds of different carnivorous plant species and cultivars. You'll find them under grow lights indoors, outside in full sun, in fish tanks, and even in the refrigerator! He is passionate about helping other people discover a love for these unusual plants, being one of the founders and current president of the Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society. He hopes that during this exchange, you will learn more about this diverse group of plants and realize that anyone can make them thrive! 

Franco, founder of ILLExotics, and Jacqui from the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia founded this society to help bring together our fellow passionate plant peeps of the area. 


Tickets are transferable to other people, but are not refundable.

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