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We Bite Rare & Unusual Plants

This New Orleans boutique and nursery specializes in rare flora, with a focus on carnivorous plants. 


This family-owned little shop of horrors specializes in rare plants. It’s both a shop and a nursery that carries carnivorous plants, aroids, succulents, hoya, dischidia, and more. These carnivorous plants aren’t after True Blood—they’re after bugs and other arthropods. 

For Carlos Detres—We Bite’s very own Seymour Krelborn—nurturing unusual plants is a labor of love. Before opening the store, Detres’ fascination with carnivorous plants led him to purchase several hundred seeds online. With a lot of research and patience, he was able to grow a batch of Cape Sundew (a bug-eating plant native to South Africa). He uses rare plants as an introduction to botany for his customers. When they see plants move their interest is piqued, and people begin to start to better understand plants and their needs.

In 2019, Carlos and his wife, Aryn, moved their burgeoning plant boutique out of their house and into a larger space. In addition to selling plants, We Bite offers workshops to educate owners on the particular needs of their peculiar plants.

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