Venus flytrap needs bright and direct sunlight to survive. It is too hot in summer and it grows in wet spongy soil and that would not be possible in the desert.
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Propagating carnivorous plants, like Nepenthes, is easy and super rewarding. Of course there are different ways to do it but the most common involve creating a cutting that can easily be rooted and then planted into a new pot of soil.
Haworthia is a small succulent (sometimes called a “living fossil”) that comes in a variety of textures and colors. Recently becoming very popular, it makes a wonderful houseplant.
Nepenthes are perhaps the most unusual, fantastic and misunderstood of all carnivorous plants. They comprise the largest plant family in the world, with over 800 species from all continents except Antarctica.
Tropical terrariums bring the beauty and wonder of a tropical rainforest to your home. Start off with a clear glass container, or tall vase, and place a layer of soil on the bottom. Then, create a miniature landscape using tropical plants, rocks, and pebbles that represent a tropical island.
A Venus’ flytrap can actually eat small prey—insects. It traps tiny insects using hairlike projections on its leaf, called trigger hairs. The plant then closes and the insects are digested by the digestive process of cell sap leak.
Madagascar palm is one of the most popular houseplants to grow indoors. These plants prefer bright indirect light for the majority of the year. Give them plenty of bright light in winter, but reduce it during hot summer months to avoid leaf scorching.
Not many people know about this carnivorous plant and how to care for Venus flytraps. There are several varieties of Venus flytrap, including the red, yellow and white ones. They are known as Dionaea muscipula which is the most common type you can find in virtually any nursery today.
Venus Flytraps are intriguing and rewarding plants to grow. While the plant is small, it can grow very large and will constantly surprise you with it’s appetite for flies, gnats and other unsuspecting insects.