Carnivorous Plants

Did you see that?

That plant over there just ate that bug… because it is a carnivorous plant!

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Plants that eat bugs? THAT IS AWESOME!

#GOMOMEEGREEN and head to Jungle Bob’s Reptile World to buy yours.

Jungle Bob's Reptile World

I love the warm weather and the summer months. What I do not love is all the pests in my backyard. The warm weather means stocking up on bug spray to keep mosquitos and gnats from biting myself and the family. If I have these carnivorous plants in my yard then they will eat some of these pests since they feed on them.

A little bit about Carnivorous Plants:

“Carnivorous plants are predatory flowering plants that kill animals in order to derive nutrition from their bodies.

They share three attributes that operate together and separate them from other plants.” read more on ICPS —-> click here

Carnivorous plants:

  1. Capture and kill prey

  2. Have a mechanism to facilitate digestion of the prey

  3. Derive a significant benefit from nutrients assimilated from the prey

Thanks to National Geographic we can see a Time-Lapse video of these Carnivorous Plants in action:

I bought my first carnivorous plant from Jungle Bob’s Reptile World yesterday, after speaking with Toni. She was super informative about the plants and for my first plant I went with the Pitcher Plant since it catches so many bugs and it is a perennial that I can plant in the ground.

Pitcher Plant

Not only are they beautiful to look at, they are also super helpful for insect control. They love to feed on mosquitos, flys and gnats.

Nothing excites more awe and suspense than seeing a Pitcher Plant with your own eyes.

With its deeply folded leaves, the cup-shaped plant stores up a sweet-smelling juice which lures an unsuspecting insect into its mouth. And when it is about to sip…an unfortunate thing happens. – Read more —->  click here

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The Pitcher Plant is a perennial and will grow back year after year.

SUNDEWS

“They feed on insects.  Sundews can kill a trapped insect in about 15 minutes, but may digest it over a few weeks. Long tentacles protrude from their leaves, each with a sticky gland at the tip. These droplets look like dew glistening in the sun, thus their name. The glands produce nectar to attract, powerful adhesive to trap and enzymes to digest prey. Once an insect becomes stuck, nearby tentacles coil over and smother the insect.” Read more— > click here

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Venus Fly Trap

My three-year old daughter saw this plant and said, “Mommy plants have mouths? this plant’s teeth are funny looking”.

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These plants are more difficult to have inside, because we have to usually feed them. They feed on small crickets, worms, and of course flies. If left outside especially in the warm months these plants will feed on spiders and daddy long legs.

Venus Fly Traps are also, perennials and return year after year.

Which Carnivorous Plant will you buy first?

Head over to Jungle Bob’s Reptile World where things always seem to get a bit WILD!

In the OUTBACK of Jungle Bob’s Reptile World there are so many great things to see. He has a Carnivorous Plant Bog that I am inspired by and ready to have in my backyard.

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Located at:

2536 Middle Country Rd  Centereach, NY 11720

Phone:

(631) 737-6474

Website —–> click here

Stop in and see all the amazing reptiles under one roof.

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My name is Anne and I am a local mommy blogger ... Momee Friends is all about Long Island and all things local with the focus on family

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