Carnivorous Plants

Both my Cape Sundew and Sarracenia hybrid are flowering.

April 20, 2013 // 9 Comments

In September of last year I found myself at a county fair in a small village next to my house. I found a stall selling a range of carnivorous plants and immediately spent of all my money. Although one did not survive the winter, the rest seem to be doing well since the beginning of spring. So well in fact two of them have started to flower. The Cape Sundew (Drosera capensis) traps its pray with tentacle like leaves covered in sap-like droplets on their leaves called mucilage. Insects are [...]