One of the most familiar carnivorous plants. This plant traps its prey, mainly insects and spiders, between a double-lobed structure at the end of the leaves. Fine hairs trigger the plant to close its “trap” and snare its prey. Nutrients from the insect are absorbed over a period of about two weeks, then the lobes reopen, ready for a new victim. A true specimen plant. Fun and educational for kids to grow. Native to the coastal, subtropical wetlands of the United States.
Thrives in boggy conditions and would do well in a humid area of the house, such as near a bright bathroom or kitchen window. Very decorative on a windowsill, small table or shelf.