A couple of weeks ago I split my sarracenias. (I’ll never father children now). Potted them up and now have eight of them dotted around the staging of the greenhouse.
Whilst potting them on, I noticed how the base of one of the old pitchers had split to reveal its contents. Pretty gruesome but also remarkable that the plant had devoured so many insects – (we’re just going to assume that all these insects were pests and that insectivorous plants don’t eat beneficial insects OK? OK. No guilt trip here, thanks). If you multiply the number of pitchers (several dozen) and add in the four venus flytraps that I have, that’s pretty impressive, non-chemical, (pest) insect control.
Now, if I could only teach them to hunt……..