Wednesday, December 15, 2010

ABC Wednesday-V for venus flytrap

Picture of Venus' Flytrap in the wild.
Flesh eating? Sound scary ? It is true, that is Venus Flytrap, The venus flytrap is probably the world's most famous carnivorous plant that catches and digests animal prey—mostly insects and arachnids. The leaves of Venus' Flytrap open wide most of the time,  Its trapping structure is formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant's leaves, there are some short, stiff hairs on their inner surfaces. When anything like insect or spider crawling along the leaves, touches these hairs, the two lobes of the leaves snap shut trapping whatever is inside. The trap will shut in less than a second.

The venus flytrap is really interesting, fun to have but is really tough to keep alive for more than a few weeks, at least to me. My friend told me she grow them for  years and have a lot of fun and pleasure. Of course she doesn’t stay in Singapore, here, The venus flytrap only can live in the green house.

I remember the longer time I have this Venus fly traps growing is about 3 weeks. I place the pot with the venus flytrap in a saucer with water, and I need to keep checking everyday to prevent mosquito breeding, there are 2 days I was busy in work, I had no time to water it, the soil dried out completely, and they all gone.

Growing venus flytrap is really a big challenge to me! It is easier to capture their beauty in the picture to share with all of you here. LOL.

ABC Wednesday, my letter V is “Venus Flytrap”. Thank you for visiting here.


Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

this magenta/purple colour is so beautiful.

Roger Owen Green said...

always associate w Little Shop of Horrors
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

The colors are so nice, no wonder a fly would want to fly in for a closer look...then "snap"...bye bye little fly.

Jama said...

I've seen the Venus flytrap being sold in a nursery here but they are more green than magenta.

Vasi Dubreu said...

beautiful photo,beautiful blog.