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Carnivorous Plants You Want in Your Home

Carnivorous Plants You Want in Your Home
By johncal Apr 08, 2019

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A Seattle, WA window replacement can give your home new zest. So can adding the right indoor plants. Carnivorous plants are a special breed. They’re not what you typically expect when you think of predators. Yet, they munch on small bugs. Your home will receive a lot of benefits from these plants, perhaps more than from a typical house plant.  
 
There are hundreds of carnivorous plants on the globe. There are only a few, however, that would be suitable for your home.  
 
 
1. Venus Flytrap 
 
 
The Venus flytrap is THE carnivorous plant. It’s the one that’s accumulated fame and significance in pop culture. Children learn about the Venus flytrap while they’re in school. For all that, the plant isn’t overrated.  
 
It captures its prey by having a wide, open “mouth” that clamps shut when a bug steps inside. The helpless insect then becomes trapped.  
 
Here’s why they’re a good idea for your abode. Nobody likes flying bugs and those are exactly what the Venus flytrap is designed to catch. They also make for an interesting conversation starter. 
 
 
2. Cape Sundrew 
 
 
The Cape sundew plant is a very easy plant to take care of. You don’t need to have a green thumb to make it thrive. They’re also inexpensive, making them an even more valuable addition to your home.  
 
You can feed your carnivore Cape sundrew yourself or you can let the plant catch its own food.  
 
The best place for the plant is on your windowsill. It loves sunlight.  
 
 
3. Butterworts  
 
 
Butterworts are small and can live comfortably in small pots. They’re perfect for homeowners that don’t have a lot of space but still want to have attractive plants.  
 
These plants will do well in less sunny areas. They don’t need as much light as the sundrew family. Butterworts catch their prey using their sticky leaves. In the winter months, their leaves dry out and you can stop watering them.  
 
 
4. Pitcher Plant 
 
 
It’s easy to see how the pitcher plant got its name. Bugs are lured to their deaths by pools of nectar at the top of the long, pitcher-like plant. The bugs fall into the liquid and then plunge deep into the plant. The inside is loaded with small hairs that make it difficult for the bug to climb back out.  
 
Pitcher plants look very striking. They’re a unique design feature. It’s possible that your guests may not be familiar with the breed.  
 
The best way to make your indoor garden stand out is to utilize your windows. It’s healthy for most of the plants and looks pleasant for you. You’ll be able to view the plants from inside and outside.  
 
The team at Everlast Window and Door is skilled at helping homeowners create living spaces that they love. A Seattle, WA window replacement isn’t the same if you’re not working with a reputable company. If you would like to speak to our staff, please give us a call at (206) 722-3303. You can also stop by 3829B S Edmunds St, Seattle, WA, 98118. Get started today.  


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