26 August 2010

Our Carnivorous Pitcher Plant

Yes, you read that right. We don't eat meat, but we now have a plant that does! It is an American Pitcher Plant.
You can see the dark spots in the stem of the plant where it is digesting some bugs, most likely flies. We've had it two weeks and haven't killed it yet so we must be doing something right.
Glug! Glug! Gulp!


Terrie said...

It looks pretty, fortunately eats only flies. Heard kinds of giant meat-eater plants in Africa, wondering if it eats human !

soggibottom said...

If you had a toad as well then they could really clear up the local fly population :-) x x x