Planta carnivora

A picturesque carnivorous plant – Ideas for gardens and decoration

Carnivorous plants They are usually very picturesque and colorful. One of the best known is the Dionaea, also known as Diana flytrap, Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula.

This plant belongs to the Droseraceae family, has its origins in the United States.

In its structure it has a rhizome, from which they leave rosette shaped leaves that grow at ground level, at the end of each leaf is the fly trap, which is formed by two lobes. It also has a stem with white flowers that are grouped in two or ten.

The flowering generates a marked weakening, in many cases it is advised to cut this stem before the plant reaches its full development. The foliage atrophies during the winter, being able to disappear, during the spring it returns to rebound.

If you have a Dionaea in your house you should know that it comes to survive between one and three years.

Believe it or not, it is a fairly easy plant to care for. It can develop optimally in sites with semi shade, in case the weather is not very hot it can also be located in full sun.

It withstands high temperatures during the summer, but does not stand too cold during the winter (the minimum temperature to which it can be exposed is 10 degrees). During winter the plant rests.

With regard to humidity we can tell you that the ideal environment should have between 40 and 70 percent humidity. Recall that its natural environment is in the vicinity of the swamps.

The land where it is always must be moist. You can take two forms of irrigation, in one you can place a small dish under water so that the earth absorbs it. Another way is to water it by immersion of the pot, but preventing the leaves from getting wet, you can do them every three days leaving an hour in this condition, in winter you should only perform this method once a week.

You should never use tap water, you can use rain or distilled water.

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