Some plants live in situations where their roots cannot obtain sufficient nutrients,and so they have evolved mechanisms to trap insects and then digest the contents of their bodies. There are three groups of these insectivorous plants-the Fly traps with spiny-edged leaves which are hinged in the middle,the Sticky leaved Plants with hairs which secrete insect-catching fluid,and the Pitcher plants with leaves which are water filled funnels.These plants need special growing conditions.Water with rain water,keep the compost constantly moist and the surrounding air humid,and feed very occasionaly with tiny bits of flies or insects.
VENUS FLY TRAP-is the most spectacular insect eater in its action but not in appearance.There is a rosette of heart shaped leaves,each one fringed with teeth and bearing trigger hairs and red glandular hairs on the surface.When touched by an insect the two halves immediately close and remain closed for about two weeks.
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