Wednesday, 2 January 2013

My Wish List

Although I have many carnivirous plants, Im still after more. These are the plants I would like to have:

Drosera indica
I only first noticed a picture of this plant on a forum a few days ago. Being a CP enthusiast and regularly seeing odd looking plants, I can be hard to impress. But any plant that can make me say "woah" out loud is worth looking into.

(credit: cpukforums.com)
Drosera regia (the "king" sundew)
Althoug sundews look pretty in the sunlight with the sparkling of their dew, they typically only catch small to medium prey.  The Drosera regia re-writes the rulebook on this. Its known as the king sundew and its leaves are capable of reaching 50cm/20 inches long and have been known to catch wasps.


(credit: cpukforums.com
Nepenthes rajah
I have read that this plant is quite hard and quite slow to grow, but the reward, if I were to succeed, would be having one of the largest types of carnivorous plants in the world.

 (credit: coloradocarnivorousplantsociety.com)

Nepenthes attenboroughii

If you want a big carnivorous plant, why not go for the worlds largest? I have yet to come across a website that sells these types of Nepenthes, and if they did sell them, they would probably cost £50 each, and the fact that they were discovered in the Philippines means they would probably be a chalenge to grow in Britain. Still, imagine the reward of growing one of these.

                   (credit: wikipedia)
Drosera enodes
Although I like sundews, the drosera enodes is tiny and is only capable of catching tiny flies and as far as I know, it doesn't have 'spring traps' (traps that move to hold insects in place within seconds) like other small sundews do. But it does have one thing going for it, beauty:


    (credit: hantsflytrap.com)



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