Growing carnivorous plants

Venus fly traps and more in my little shop of horrors

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   Jan 03

How it all started: carnivorous plant fascination

I love David Attenborough, so was really excited when I saw that the Private Life of Plants BBC documentary series from the mid 90s was being repeated. When he started talking about venus fly traps I was particularly interested because when I was a child my siblings and I had a venus fly trap that […]

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   Jan 03

Why do carnivorous plants eat insects?

Most plants get their nourishment from sunshine, water and the soil. However carnivorous plants such as venus fly traps, pitcher plants and sundews evolved in areas where the soil was poor, so minerals and nutrients were hard to find.┬áBy adapting over time, insectivorous plants learned that they could still get the food they needed, even […]

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