A challenge for all garden lovers!!!

rain, green, leaves, happy
By DJ
@Daljinder (22196)
India
March 25, 2016 5:35am CST
This challenge I issue is going to be the most taxing and daring for you all. Are you ready for it? LOL!! Okay forget it. I was just kidding. There is no challenge here at all. I was just curious........ like I always am. Have any knowledge on that? If yes then share your knowledge please. If not then I should add that it is an insectivorous plant. It is called Venus fly trap. Have you ever planted this in your gardens? If yes then share the experience. If not then would you dare to have a try with this one? Would you plant it in your garden? For experimental purposes of course....... Watch this video............. for further info [Photo by Mike Kotsch -Unsplash]
Don't mess with this plant 󾰬
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@Angel_15 (676)
• Manila, Philippines
25 Mar 16
I've seen this plant in a movie, but I think it was exaggerated. It showed the plant eating an animal.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
26 Mar 16
Oh yeah!! That was exaggeration alright. Those movies are for scaring us mere mortals...
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@Angel_15 (676)
• Manila, Philippines
27 Mar 16
@Daljinder I think the movie was Tales from the Cryptkeeper.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
27 Mar 16
@Angel_15 Damn even the name is creepy..... *shudders*
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@jaboUK (55198)
• United Kingdom
26 Mar 16
I don't think it grows in the UK. I've never seen one anyway.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
27 Mar 16
This particular one is found in the southeastern United States of America (North Carolina, South Carolina). There are others found in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia.
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@vandana7 (68723)
• India
29 Mar 16
It is being highlighted to promote tourism to India.
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• United Kingdom
2 Apr 16
I've just said it's popular here in the UK. lol
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@DianneN (88396)
• United States
27 Mar 16
I had one in my home. I only saw it catch one fly in all the years I had it.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
27 Mar 16
Interesting plants they are....
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@vandana7 (68723)
• India
29 Mar 16
It was anorexic.
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@vandana7 (68723)
• India
29 Mar 16
@Daljinder ..Ours is a mutual admiration society..
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@LadyDuck (183349)
• Switzerland
25 Mar 16
I had a carnivorous plant exactly the same you see in the movie and it did not eat sushi or nothing bigger than a fly.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
26 Mar 16
So, you had experience with an insectivorous plant. Do they need special care? I can imagine they ate a fly since they are named insectivorous for a reason.
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@LadyDuck (183349)
• Switzerland
26 Mar 16
@Daljinder Yes they eat flies and small insect that come neat the plant. They do not need special care, they need a lot of light and a sunny spot and to be regularly watered. I have tried to put my finger near the plant, it closed on it, but it did not even hurt.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
26 Mar 16
Thank you @LadyDuck for sharing that. I was actually wondering what would happen if I put my finger in its mouth. You already answered it...
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@LdeL0318 (6435)
• Philippines
25 Mar 16
I haven't actually seen one.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
26 Mar 16
I haven't either. But I sure had read and heard about it in my school days... It is an interesting plant...
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@LdeL0318 (6435)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
@Daljinder Oh I see. Or maybe I have come across with it already though I am not yet familiar with it.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
27 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 Maybe...
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@allknowing (70977)
• India
25 Mar 16
i have heard of carnivorous plants that do that.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
26 Mar 16
Yeah I have heard of those too. I was curious to know if any of you garden lovers that are good at handling and caring of plants and such had ever planted such plants. Or even if saw one plant like that. I see you haven't if I am assuming right.
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@allknowing (70977)
• India
26 Mar 16
@Daljinder I am not sure if they are available here in India.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
27 Mar 16
@allknowing I searched and apparently they are available....
N. C. KANSIL & SONS - Exporter, Manufacturer & Supplier of Insectivorous Plants based in New Delhi, India
@DaddyEvil (26044)
• Aurora, Missouri
29 Mar 16
Yes, your plant doesn't look quite like the ones I grew, but they are the same type of plant... The differences I see could be because Venus Flytraps are houseplants only here. Our climate is not suitable for growing the Venus Flytrap in a garden... We go outside suitable range for its growth in both directions. We get too hot during the summer and can have a sustained temperature that is too cold for the root to hibernate like it might do in North Carolina. The Venus Flytrap also can't handle the high ratio of clay found in the natural soil in Missouri. It needs a looser soil that allows slow moving water to constantly seep past the plant's roots. In my area the plant could only be outside in a container during the Spring and Fall months... and even then we would have to watch it closely because of the sudden changes in weather Missouri is prone to having... The only carnivorous plant that grows wild here is a type of pitcher plant. It grows a bowl-like set of leaves that has a pool of water and chemicals insects fall into that provide it with the nutrients it can't get from the soil here.
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@vandana7 (68723)
• India
29 Mar 16
Wow...did you see the clip...I loved it smoking and eating bubble gum. Ok...a serious question...are there large trees in Amazon jungles that eat human beings? I seem to have seen it in some movie....like all branches bend down and hold the person in trap. Is it true or is it fiction?
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
29 Mar 16
Is that the one? Pitcher plant is another example of insectivorous plants. Photo by pixabay...
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@vandana7 (68723)
• India
29 Mar 16
@Daljinder ..I saw that one too..
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@vandana7 (68723)
• India
25 Mar 16
This is something for @DaddyEvil to see. He is back...and creating tornadoes. Awesome ..especially bubble gum and smoking..it is exaggerated sweetheart.. I don't know if you have touched mimosa pudica...it used to be so fascinating. There is a plant in my neighbor's home which is supposed to keep mosquitoes away. I don't know if it is true, but they have that plant and we seem to have noticed lower number of mosquitoes this year. It could also be because of less rains. lol
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
26 Mar 16
Oh yeah! He returned. He sounds normal which is good. Before he left he sounded kind of down and hesitant. Mimosa pudica? Are you talking about "touch me not" plant? Yes, I have heard of it. I think even saw one when I was a kid. What plant is that? That should be planted by everyone to keep mosquitoes away. It is healthier way than using all those mosquito repellants and other things.
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@vandana7 (68723)
• India
26 Mar 16
@Daljinder ...it is touch me not..lol I am trying to learn how to upload pictures. Once I do that, I am sure you will realize which plant it is. Frankly I did not know. I was made aware of its properties at a herbal garden.
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@DaddyEvil (26044)
• Aurora, Missouri
29 Mar 16
@Daljinder Yes, I am back and no, I am no longer hesitant/cautious as I was before I left.... (I was VERY down before I left... It was something I very rarely experienced before in my life... Not a good way for me to be, at all! It scared ppl who know me in real life, even... )
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@JudyEv (137662)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Apr 16
They grow wild in our bush and we see them quite often.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
6 Apr 16
How do they work? I mean, their functioning etc..,
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@JudyEv (137662)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Apr 16
@Daljinder It's late here so I'll get back to this tomorrow and answer it properly.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
6 Apr 16
@JudyEv No worries! Take your time
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
25 Mar 16
Land is very scarce in Singapore. If we have a plot of land, we will plant something to eat, and not plants that we can find in nature reserve.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
26 Mar 16
Understandable!! In that case you mention it would be beneficial for the people and nature both.
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@vandana7 (68723)
• India
29 Mar 16
We are soon going to reach there because people here are reveling at the fact that labor is cheap and so we are getting those contracts, forgetting that when equilibrium in incomes is reached, we will be left high and dry.
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@VivaLaDani13 (22552)
• Perth, Australia
5 May 16
I was so relieved when I read that there was no challenge cause I didn't want to do anything haha We have a very small area at the front of our house that I often think about doing up. But motivation stops me. But whenever I can fix it up the way I want, I will try to make it really nice. Not really sure what I would do to it. I love thinking about it though. I love being creative. But that plant is not going to be in my garden lol
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
7 May 16
@VivaLaDani13 I chose this one to answer today! Don't be so hasty Dani in feeling relief! I will get back to you in a moment. But first... Why wouldn't you want that plant in your garden? It's cute! And if you missed reading it then I should inform you again that it is an "insectivorous" plant. Meaning, it eats insects like flies, mosquitoes, etc. So, it will keep your home free of those nasty little buggers. Now think again and tell me do you really don't want it? Now back to the challenge part and your very short lived relief..... *rubbing my hands together* (Important Note: You are in no shape or form forced to do so. But do give it an honest consideration.) I Dare you to change your username to Choo Choo Train If you can't do that I Double Dare you to comment in third person pretending to be a cartoon character and sign off every comment or response with that character's name for an hour to a day. If you can't do that either I Triple Dare you to end each of your sentence by adding "in your pants" from now on. I leave it to you to decide you want to do it online or offline. Time limit is up to you too. You can't do that either? Then I will think of the penalty for you....... Right now I can't think of something! Best of luck!
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
7 May 16
@VivaLaDani13 Mission Accomplished in your pants!! Got a laugh out of you in your pants! So, should I assume that you will be doing the "in your pants" thing offline in your pants? If you are going to then do this in your pants. Then do tell me some of the conversations and scenarios you end up due to that in your pants. Dari is the variety of the Persian language spoken in Afghanistan beside Pashto in your pants. I don't know either of them in your pants! See, I can be a good sport too in your pants.
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• Perth, Australia
8 May 16
@Daljinder haha I was actually doing it for awhile with "Wesley." In fact he taught me this little game do to whenever I get fortune cookies. Whatever your fortune is, just add "in bed." at the end. It often is hilarious. lol I will let you know what I come up with.. in my pants LOL!
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@Bluedoll (17050)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
If planted near fertilied soil with the right source of light and conditions it might grow well and then I would be afraid one morning while walking through the garden I would disappear.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
30 Mar 16
At least you will make the headlines the come morning in the newspapers and such. An unsolved mystery.....
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@Bluedoll (17050)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
@Daljinder I'd be afraid of no one missing me for a while only to find an empty house. Would they be clued in if the fly trap made a big burb?
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
30 Mar 16
@Bluedoll If you had been missing for a while then it would be late to catch the burping even... lol
@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
25 Mar 16
I think I will pass on this plant and I don't really want something like that around.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
26 Mar 16
Got heebie-jeebies did you?
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@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
26 Mar 16
@Daljinder Yep I did for sure.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
26 Mar 16
@Marcyaz Aww!! Sorry to scare you... LOL
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@Orson_Kart (4487)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 16
Yes, it is popular here in the UK, but it tends to be an indoor plant. I have had one in the past but not now. I don't know what happened to it. Not enough flies on me to feed it? I dunno.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
3 Apr 16
Oh! Sad... Did you try abstaining from bathing?
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• United Kingdom
3 Apr 16
@Daljinder Not me. I like to smell of roses at all times. You never know who might drop by.
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
18 Apr 16
No not in my garden. I think England is too cold, but I did have one as an indoor plant once
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
5 May 16
@AuntyLou I think it doesn't work in cold weather. Thank you for the input.
@marlina (79752)
• Canada
10 Apr 16
Not familiar with this plant and no, I would not plant it.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
10 Apr 16
LOL Most of the people are saying that they wouldn't plant it. It isn't that scary, is it?
@PainsOnSlate (20670)
• Canada
2 Apr 16
I have never even seen one of these plants. I don't thnk I will be plating on in my garden. Cool and interesting and LOUD video...
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
2 Apr 16
I haven't either. But they seem pretty interesting.
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