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.

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.

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.


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:


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