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Carnivorous Plants – Natures‘ Flyswatter

Posted on 4. Juli 2011 Comments

At summertime my kitchen is full of flies and little mosquitos, even though I live in a rainy part of Germany, which is not even that warm. Last time I went to the hardware store, I found the Venus Flytrap and thought I might give it a try. And it worked! The plant grew quite a bit. I gave it some time to see if it survives because usually not even a cactus will grow in my room :/ Probably because I see it everyday while eating I remembered to water it regularly. Best thing is: you can’t water it too much, it’s a Helophyte („swamp plant“), so it’s used to a lot of water;) One thing to be careful about: you can only use distilled water(1€/5 liter) or rain water. If you’ve got a pond in your garden that should be alright too. After a while I bought a little plastic terrarium and added a Sarracenia Purpurea and a Pinguicula caudata. It’s 5€ each and about 7€ for the little terrarium.

This is the perfect self-sustaining flyswatter brought to you by Nature™.
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carnivorous plants