3 Carnivorous Plants You Can Grow In Your Apartment

Carnivorous plants have a pleasant appearance and they get rid of annoying insects such as flies or mosquitoes. They don’t need special care just only the optimum environmental conditions.

Sundew or Drosera capensis

Drosera capensis is a carnivorous plant, small size, with delicate leaves. Insects are attracted by the ends of the leaves where the plant secretes a sticky sap, similar to dew drops.

The plant needs plenty of light in order to develop properly, but in winter it shouldn’t be placed in direct sunlight.

It needs regular watering with distilled water or rainwater.

Nepenthes

The Nepenthes is a carnivorous plant that it is found in the wild in the forests of the Indian Ocean Islands, Ceylon, Borneo, Sumatra, Madagascar. In the extension of its leaves the plant has a colorful pitcher. The plant attracts insects in this urn from which they can’t escape. Eventually they drown in water and they are digested by the plant.

It needs regular watering with distilled water or rainwater. You must add a little water in the pitcher every time you water the plant.

The plant needs plenty of light, but be careful not to place it in direct sunlight.

Venus flytrap

Venus flytrap is a small dimensions carnivorous plant that eats small insects. The trap is placed in the extension of its leaves and is triggered by the internal tentacles.

Is a resistant plant that can bear temperatures of 10-12 degrees Celsius, requiring a period of hibernation to regenerate.

Place the plant in a bright area. If there isn’t enough natural light, you should provide artificial light.

During the summer, the plant soil must be kept constantly moist. Use distilled water or rainwater to water the plant. Unlike other carnivorous plants that do not need fertilizing, Venus flytrap needs special fertilizer once a month, but only between June and September.

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