Popular for many years, with the many the fascinating forms of carnivorous plants available they make a great addition to the garden. Popular with children types such as Venus Fly Traps and other species or varieties of carnivorous plants for sale in Australia are not only fun but fascinating.
Different species attract and ‘eat’ their prey in different ways, some work as traps, others use sticky substances to hold insecsts. Carnivorous plants are some of the most highly evelved of all plant species, but all use a ‘digestive juice’ to disolve insects and make nutrients available to the plant itself.
Plant Profile and Growing Hints
A short list of carnivorous plant names and species includes : Nepenthes, Pitcher Plants, Venus Fly Traps, Albomarginata, Ampullaria, Drosera, Sarracenia, Khasiana, Madagascariensis, Rafflesiana, Sanguinea, Truncata, Ventricosa, Viellardii, Brocchinia reducta and Catopsis berteroniana.
With over 600 plant species being regarded as Carnivorous it is difficult to generalize about growing conditions, the International Carnivorous Plant Society has an huge amount of info, so its a good place to start. The venus fly trap ( dionaea muscipule) is probably the best known carnivorous plant but take a look at Nepenthes such as N. glabrata you will probably become hooked
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