Venus Flytrap Facts
Venus Flytrap is a carnivorous plant. There are total 500 different species of carnivorous plants that exist in the world. They gather nutrients from soil and gases in the air but they also collect their required nutrients from insects. Carnivorous plants can be found all over the world but this plant is native to selected boggy areas in North and South Carolina. These plants generally prefer the moist, acidic soil that is found in the under stories of forest. They also require high humidity and a lot of sunlight to flourish. Venus fly trap has leaves that stay wide open and have short, stiff hair known as triggers or sensitive hairs.
Quick Facts: –
- These plants reproduce just like any other plant. Seeds are created when the flowers are pollinated.
- Venus flytrap is the state carnivorous plant of North Carolina.
- These plants are endangered.
- Ants are the primary prey for Venus flytrap but it also eats beetles, slugs, flies and sometimes tiny frogs.
- The insects can bite the plant back and then the plant can be killed.
- These plants can go without eating for 1-2 months. The optimal period for feeding Venus flytrap is every 10 days.
- The trap remains closed for about 1-2 weeks after each capture.
- The plant secretes digestive juices after capturing a prey like stomach does. These juices help the plant to breakdown.
- If the plant captures a prey that is too large to consume then the particular trap often dies.
- An electrical voltage is produced when a Venus flytrap is simulated.
- Each trap withers, turns brown and falls off after 4 to 6 catches.