Carnivorous plants are plants deriving their nutrients by trapping and eating little insects, protozoan or other arthropods. This main characteristic is due to their adapting process to an extreme environment where soil is thin or poor in nutrients; places such as acid peat bogs, swamps, rock outcroppings, other plants trunks and even underwater. Carnivorous plants are very different one from another for a wide range of different characteristics from dimensions to habitat. Knowledge about these plants is very scarce and incomplete even if growing them is an interesting experience. In this section we are going to show you different species of carnivorous plants; we will describe in dedicated data sheet every main features of the most important species and we will explain you how to take care of them depending on their basic needs of watering, ... continua
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Carnivorous plants need to be watered on a regular basis. Being wet is not enough for them so they r
Carnivorous plants are sold in stores that sell all kinds of plants, from local to foreign species.
When it captures a insect it takes a while to digest it, and during this period the plant does not l
, soil, fertilizer, humidity, light and placement.Most of us think that the only carnivorous plant specie is just the so called “Venus catch mosquitoes”, the one toothed mouth shaped that represents the ordinary carnivorous plant iconography. Actually, there are hundreds of species diffused all over the world from South Africa to Canada. Some of them are tropical species, others live on the desert while others live on the Italian Alps. Carnivorous plants are different one from another for dimensions, leafiness and brightness too. There are species as little as a pinhead and very extended species; species with few leaves versus colourful species; aquatic, land and underground species. Carnivorous plants not only are many and variegated, but have different trapping structures, killing techniques and digestive process. Here you will find information about drosera adelae, commonly known as the lance-leaved sundew (or the Adelaide sundew), a tropical specie with sword shaped leaves covered by sticky tentacles used as traps. Another specie you will find in this section is drosera capensis, commonly known as the Cape sundew with strap-like leaves covered by brightly coloured sticky tentacles used, as well, as traps.Due to their carnivorous nature, these plants have been victims of legends and tales telling about giant species able to eat big animals such as dogs and cats. This kind of bad aura is due to a general ignorance wrapping these plants. Since few years ago information about how to grow them and how to recognize them was few and incomplete and still now a day there aren’t books informing about them appropriately.