Carnivorous Plants


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I'm sorry, but this page really lacks of delicious meatless recipes. On the other hand it provides some interesting information about one of my hobbies: The cultivation of carnivorous plants.

talking Venus Flytrap

What is a carnivorous plant?

Carnivorous plants are able to catch, "eat" and digest insects and other animals. This behaviour might be rather unlikely for a plant. However, it is neccessary to let them survive in their wild habitats, which all lack of food (especially nitrogen-combinations) in the ground. Carnivorous plants are the specialists for grounds that contain so few food that only moss or thin grass can survive on them.

Carnivorous plants ordered by genus:

Cephalotus Cephalotus, the Albany Pitcher Plant
Darlingtonia Darlingtonia, the Cobra Lily
Dionaea Dionaea, the Venus Flytrap
Drosera Drosera, the Sundew
Drosophyllum Drosophyllum, the Portuguese Dewy Pine
Heliamphora Heliamphora, the South American Pitcher Plant
Nepenthes Nepenthes, the Tropical Pitcher Plant
Pinguicula Pinguicula, the Butterwort
Roridula Roridula, a south african semi-carnivorous plant
Sarracenia Sarracenia, the North American Pitcher Plant