How to feed sundews? What are the carnivorous plants? How many species of carnivorous plants that eat animals in nature? How do they eat insect and metabolize energy? Discover the power of this plant through the following video. You will know how amazing they are.
There are at least 583 species of carnivorous plants that eat animals you can discover nowadays. We can name some species as Venus flytraps, butterworts, sundews, and many genera of pitcher plants which eat more than 150 different types of animals, protozoans, typically insects or other arthropods. With colorful leaves, they attract animals and produce poison nectar, later they kill victims by sticky hairs, cupped leaves or poisonous liquids… The carnivorous plants get more nutrients from animals. However, they can survive without catching prey and grow in the poor soils with lacking nitrogen. If they catch and eat the other animals, they can grow faster and spread into the new areas.
Fascinating meat-eating plants are especially numerous in Southeastern Asia, North America, and Australia that wet habitats and acidic pH. They have five basic trapping mechanisms depending on movements of victims. See how they hold, catch prey and clamp them like the wonders of nature.