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  • Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula)

    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…

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    Kids love taking care of houseplants, especially the interesting, colorful or downright weird ones. Check out our 10 favorite non-toxic and easy-care houseplants, perfect for your budding gardener’s bedroom.

  • Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes)

    A fascinating plant for its strange appearance and its carnivorous activity. The “pitchers” produced by the plant are a means of luring in insects, trapping them in the fluids of the pitcher, and then absorbing the nutrients as the insect dissolves. Native to lowland wet regions…

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