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Nature's flypaper ........

This is a discussion on Nature's flypaper ........ within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Among my many, many plant fascinations are carnivorous plants. Unfortunately or fortunately -- depending upon ...

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    Default Nature's flypaper ........

    Among my many, many plant fascinations are carnivorous plants. Unfortunately or fortunately -- depending upon how one looks at it -- my ability to indulge in said interests is quite limited by the fact I'm an apt dweller.

    Two different types of Pinguicula (aka butterworts). These are able to catch very small prey such as fungus gnats or thrips. So far these have been very easy to grow.



    Several different species of Drosera (aka sundews) came into my possession early this summer. They've been doing quite well outdoors on the balcony but the big test will be how they fair over the winter when they have to endure the dim days and lack of humidity. Prey-wise, these do quite a "number" on fungus gnat populations and can capture prey that is a bit bigger & stronger than what pings are capable of. The black flecks are bugs that have met their end.














    There are some dros species (and Drosera-like) that get quite large and can capture prey like houseflies and even dragonflies.

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    Great pics! I grow a few butterworts and sundews with my orchids. And they do earn their keep by catching fungus gnats. The sundews look especially pretty when the sun is shining on the "dew".

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    Great photos Paul!

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    nice post, I like carnivorous plants but have only tried venus fly traps and of course no luck, nice photos especially last one

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    That are wonderful plants I tried many times unfortunately not suitable in lowland the sundews just superb Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    That are wonderful plants I tried many times unfortunately not suitable in lowland the sundews just superb Paul.
    Hmm, Zain, there should be a number of Drosera that ought to do well in your climate -- there are a number of tropical species.
    - D. adelae
    - D. anglica (Hawaii)
    - D. burmanni - D. backsii
    - D. capensis
    - D. cuneifolia
    - D. dielsiana
    - D. intermedia (Cuba)
    - D. indica
    - D. prolifera
    - D. petiolaris
    - D. peltata
    - D. spatulata
    - D. slackii
    - D. schizandra
    - D. venusta

    *Note the ones in red are actually found in Malaysia.

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    Great pictures and info. Pavel.

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