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Sweet Rose Ramblings (AKA The Call-Waiting Blog)

A place for my unformed thoughts. Help me sort them out!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Bug-Eating Plant

They just brought a plant into my office that eats bugs. I asked someone why it eats bugs and was told that it needs them to survive. But I don't understand - most plants just need sunshine and water to survive, why on earth would this plant need bugs? It kinda freaks me out.


At June 25, 2007 1:24 PM, Blogger ~~Silk said...

Plants DO need more than just sunlight and water - they need the minerals usually found in the soil (that's why you feed a plant fertilizer). The plants that eat bugs usually are native to swamps and bogs, soil deficient in minerals. So their roots don't expect minerals and are not equipped to extract them, even from fertile soil - they get the minerals from the bugs they trap.

At June 25, 2007 3:47 PM, Blogger Chana said...

Venus Fly-Traps rock.


At June 25, 2007 8:17 PM, Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

it's not eating you so i wouldn't worry

At June 26, 2007 3:13 PM, Blogger Scraps said...

Hmmm...I wonder if Venus fly-traps eat roaches...


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