|My baby flytrap |
The most well-known of the carnivorous plants, with its photogenic spiny jaws that snap shut to catch their prey. Like most other carnivores, it's a bog plant; in our attempts thus far, I've not been successful at keeping it alive for more than a season, probably because I've not provided the required conditions for it to survive and thrive. And the fact that mice find it a tasty mid-winter treat doesn't help, either. I'm making another attempt this year, with a baby plant that I placed in a bog container (peat/sand mix, no holes in bottom of container, several drainage holes drilled around perimeter to allow bottom soil to stay wet while allowing the top layer to dry out) along with a few other carnivorous plants. I plan to take the container into the garage for the winter, but provide some hardware cloth screening to protect the plants from rummaging rodents.
||Venus fly trap
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Dionaea muscipula
I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to
leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors
to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if
appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an
ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including
html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a
comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my
guestbook. If you
have a question that needs a personal response, please
October 19, 2014