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carnivorous plants


By joey


Last summer I had a little problem with little bugs buzzing around my indoor plants. I decided to get a carnivorous or insectivorous plant. I got a variety of sarracenia that is a lovely upright gourd shape.

I dont know whether it is the weather, the kitten or the plant but nothing is bugging my orchids anymore.

I havent started collecting them but they do make a really good display – I really like this sundew or drosera below which is so delicate and beautiful but (obviously) deadly!

I really didnt realise that carnivorous plants have flowers as well. This Sarracenia ‘Juthatip soper’ has pretty pink tinged ‘flowers’ in amongst the pitchers.

I know that a lot of people like venus flytraps
but I wonder if everyone knows that once the plant has used all its energy to close a trap it might not open again for up to 3 days! And digestion of a bug can take a couple of weeks. Beware though, the leaves will eventually stop snapping shut…

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Love your blog.

31 Dec, 2008


just come across this blog. nice plants. i too have a pitcher plant (saraccenia) 2 different forms of drosera (sundew) & a few infamous flytraps which are all doing pretty well in my east facing window. oh i also have a butter wort which not that many people seem to know about..... keep it up. :0)

30 Jun, 2009

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