March 22, 2012 3:10am CST
Again on a TV show, the monster or carnivorous plants of the Philippines were discussed. They were said to be exported now, by a horticulturist of German nationality. Three carnivorous plants were shown ; 1. Venus Fly Trap - it’s a plant which has a mouth- like part , as big as 25 cents. When an insect accidentally comes into it, it closes right away , trap it and eat it. 2. Sundew – This plant has a long stem, which elongates up to 6 inches. It emits a dew like substance that glues insects. It’s a cute looking plant actually. 3. Pitcher plant – It has a pitcher like part as big as 2 to 15 inches. It has different colors , depending on the species. It catches the rain which attracts insects , thus when they fall into the water inside, they are trapped. Of the 3 carnivorous plants shown, I am amazed at the Venus Fly Trap. Imagine it having razor like mouth. Although, I haven’t seen any of those plants yet, but I wish to see one.