Richard and Beetlejuice


So at my work over the weekend we were selling these babies...pitcher plants and venus fly traps. We like anything weird so I bought one of each. My daughter named the top one Richard and the bottom one Beetlejuice. Both are carnivorous and love insects but apparently we have to give them rain water not tap water as it kills them. This one has a sweet nectar inside which attracts the bugs that in turn get trapped in them and die.


 This one has hairs on the traps that are triggered by bugs but miltiple hairs have to be touched at once in order for each one to close. I have been told though that if you touch them it can burn the plant causing it to die. We are looking forward to seeing them grow over time.

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Comments

  1. I need some of those for my Greenhouse, well will in the spring

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  2. They are fascinating plants.

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  3. Now there is something different!
    Really exotic. Let us know how they do

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  4. I love carnivorous plants! I was so disappointed as a kid when i learnt they didn't snap shut like in cartoons!

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  5. I love plants, I have never owned a carnivorous one! Hope they thrive!

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  6. interesting! I could not buy any of these. There are not much flies around where I live, they would starve :)

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  7. ...carnivorous plants are one of nature's oddities. In bogs here they can be found. Thanks Amy for sharing your little treasures.

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  8. Sounds like an interesting plant.

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  9. I've never grown them but have seen them in specialist gardens. They are so strange, quite fascinating actually. Hope you have success with them :)

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  10. Plants to entertain, not just to admire. They are beautiful to look at, so hope they thrive.

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  11. Fun! Love your new house pets, er plants ))). I enjoy the place on our coast where a similar plant grows wild in a big patch. Kind of morbid I guess, but I think but it is neat to see them “swallow” insects. It rains a lot here so that must be why they do well. How much water will yours need when it is your dry season? Will you have to save it?

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  12. I had a brother of Beetlejuice once - didn´t live long, sadly...

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  13. Wow Those plants are exotic! I would love to grow them someday in my garden.It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to gardening where you can share about plants and flowers here at http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2020/11/bees-and-butterflies-on-flower.html

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  14. I need one of these babies! The mozzies are such a bother in my corner of the world!

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  15. Very interesting, especially the pitcher plant.

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  16. My daughter always had a fascination with venus fly traps. I like the look of the pitcher plants (they have a large selection of them at the Auckland Wintergardens).

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  17. Oh, how awesome to have such unusual plants to grow! Keep us posted.

    Thanks for sharing your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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  18. Carnivorous plants always remind me of triffids Amy, make sure they get enough to eat 😉

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