Growing carnivorous plants

Venus fly traps and more in my little shop of horrors

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   Jan 03

Sarracenia Purpurea or Sarracenia catesbaei?

This is one of my pitcher plants. These are a type of carnivorous plant which trap insects when they fall into the tall tubes created by their leaves. When I bought it, I bought a Sarracenia purpurea and a Sarracenia catesbaei, also called a Sarracenia oreophila, and I am unsure which is which! On the […]

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   Jan 03

Pinguicula x “Tina” Butterwort

This is my Pinguicula x “Tina”, a hybrid Mexican butterwort derived from theĀ Pinguicula agnata and Pinguicula zecheri. Butterworts look almost too pretty to be carnivorous plants, but they are very effective at luring, trapping and digesting small insects. Their leaves emit sticky liquid which traps any bug unfortunate enough to assume it’s a safe place […]

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