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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Nature's Insect Traps

Purple Pitcher Plant 50 Seeds - Carnivorous -Sarracenia

I know someone who used carnivorous pitcher plants to take care of a mosquito problem he had in his apartment.  Pitcher plants have special organs to capture insects, digest them and absorb the nitrogen and phosphorous that they need.  These plants are beautiful, and are a great non-toxic alternative to chemical sprays.  I plan on purchasing some for my home.  


Wasp Catcher said...

Can these plants eat more than just mosquitoes?

Lina said...

Yes, it can consume other insects. Check out the YouTube video of "Saucy wasp gets owned by carnivorous pitcherplant" at