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About The Carnivorous Sundew
The carnivorous sundew plant, botanical name Drosera, has about 130 species. All of the species of the sundew plant are beautiful and many look like fireworks, but they are deadly to the insects that fly near to them. You can see the beauty of these plants in the many sundew plant pictures around the internet or in books about carnivorous plants at the library.
One thing that all carnivorous sundew plants do have is the gel like substance at the tips of the tentacles that cover the leaves. This gel is a sticky substance that the insects that fly too near the plant get stuck on. The plant can then eat it.
The many species of the sundew plant can be found all around the world, on every single continent. This is unusual for a plant because most carnivorous plants are found only in one or two regions of the world because of the different climates that they must live in.
The plant is called sundew because of the gel like substance on the tentacles. The gel makes the plants look as if they have morning dew on them all day long, especially when it glistens in the sun. You can see this clearly when you look up the sundew plant pictures on the internet or at the library, but make sure that you have plenty of time because there are a lot of different sundew plants to be seen.
Some of the different varieties of carnivorous sundew plants are the temperate sundews, which are a red flower that looks like a tube, with tentacles all over it, the pygmy sundews, which are tiny red balls that grow close to the ground with tentacles all around it, and king sundews, which look like a tall, thin cactus with red tentacles up the four sides of it.
It is sometimes difficult to find a carnivorous sundew plant sale at your local flower shop or home improvement storeís garden center. Many stores just donít carry them. Perhaps they fear that they wonít know how to care for the carnivorous sundew plants before they are sold because they donít know how to feed them. In fact, carnivorous plants are very capable of finding and capturing their own food, so feeding them is rarely necessary.
You can find sundew carnivorous plants for sale on the internet. Once again, though, they are not easy to find for sale even online. Most web sites you find will be about the sundew plant or will be full of beautiful sundew plant pictures, but they wonít have them for sale. When you do find them for sale, however, you should buy one or two of them. They are a great way to help control those pesky insects that get into the house, and they are great fun to watch.
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