Anyone else grow carnivorous plants?


#1
 So, does anyone else grow carnivorous plants? I have a mid-sized terrarium filled with some highland nepenthes and tropical sundews.  I'm still fairly new at it, (I mean I've had a lot of my plants for a more than a couple years, about when I started) but there is one thing that is kind of confusing me. I [s]have[/s] had an empty pot with just live sphagnum moss, but now it has a mysterious little sundew family growing out of it. There's at least two or three all huddled together in there that spontaneously erupted from the pot. I have no idea what they are, and have never grown anything too similar to them. They're growing well, but it's kind of a delicate place where they are. The largest one (They appeared a few months ago) is about an inch in diameter and has several spoon shaped leaves coming out from the center, but is about an inch tall. I thought that seeds could have been in the pot when I ordered some plants, and now just finally germinated after something like a year. I just want to figure out what it is... The color of the little dew drops vary between clear and more of a reddish color, which is appearing stronger and stronger as time goes on.

I can provide pictures if someone here grows carnivorous plants; otherwise I’m glad a whole bunch of people got to see me babble on about something that they don’t know too much about.


#2

We sold a variety of common carnivorous plants at my work one year but I don’t think there are enough bugs in orange county for them even though they don’t need much.


#3

They really don’t need any. They help if the plants are doing well anyways, but the bugs really speed up the growing process a little.


#4

I’ve always wanted a “walk in terrarium of death” with giant fly traps and preying mantises and poison dart frogs etc. Like a huge nasty ecosystem of toxic and aggressive tropical swamp ecosystem.


(Q) #5

I love you.


#6

hello ladies…would ya like to come over to my place…? I got some carnivorous plants…and some yoyo’s, I could maybe show ya…


#7

At least I finally figured out what it was.

But now I want to figure out where to get one of these…


#8

I had Venus Flytraps a loonnng time ago. One of those things Mom thought would be cool to incorporate with science. I lived in GA at the time and there were plenty of bugs!

I had a praying mantis once (again another thing for science) They’re pretty cool. Kinda creepy though.


#9

One time my aunt gave me an octopus plant or something. The plant had multiple arms, and when something landed on it, there was a natural adhesive that kept it there. Then it would slowly roll its arm in and digest the prey. Pretty cool if you ask me