What’s in Flytrap’s greenhouse?

Oh, the traps and terrors! Abandon hope, all bugs who enter here!

Here are some sundews. In the middle is a very healty drosera capensis, an African Cape Sundew. To the upper left if drosera capensis alba, which is the same plant, but lacking in the cyanins that give it color. They are both very active eaters; the leaves will fold over  larger prey. To the right and upper lerft/center are some drosera spatulata, spoon-leafed sundew.

Here is a Philippine pitcher plant, nepenthes ventricosa. This used to be in my windowsill and got so big — almost six-inch pitchers! — that I had to move it. I tried several places that didn’t work and I thought I had killed it. I cut it back a bit and now it’s starting to make a comeback. Notice the new pitchers!

Here are the North American pitchers plant, genus sarracenia. Front left is s. minor, the hooded pticher plant. To the right are a couple of s. pupurea, the purple pitcher plant.

In the back left and center are s. flava, the trumpet plant. That tallest pitcher is 32 inches — magnificent!

To the right of those is an s. leucophylla, the white pitcher plant.

Herer are a couple of s. rubra, the sweet pitcher plant. I had to move them from the other pitcher plant tub, as they were getting squeezed.


This is a little bog that I planted a year or so ago. There’s a parrot pitcher plant, s. psattacina, at the top, loving life with a devil’s horn sundew. There are some other sundews, flytraps, along with a very healty purple ptcher plant, on the left.

And finally,

The flytraps. Several different forms here. I really like the big red one at the lower right.

So that’s what lurks in my greenhouse. What do you  think?