Quiver of Cobra

  Ever see a “Quiver” of Cobras? Charming deadly things, these. Sarracenia hybrid ‘Cobra Nest’ (patented)

Bragging: Cobra Nest Patent

  Bragging. We filed and received the world’s first patent for a novel Carnivorous Plant:  “Cobra Nest.”  Easy to grow. Lots of leaves. Great red-brown color.

Natural Leaf Arrangement

  Beautiful natural leaf arrangement. Yellow field. Red veins. Insects are attracted to yellow for some reason. We use yellow colored sticky tapes in the greenhouses, as an example. Yet, few Carnivorous Plants are yellow. Hmmm. These leaves are the back sides of the traps of a Sarracenia hybrid — the “Pitcher Plant.”  

Feed Me!

  Feed me! Like wide mouthed hungry baby Robins in a nest, these pitchers pose, red lips to the sky, ready to eat. “Come to me, kiss me, land on my lips, my appetizing fly.”

Highways to Hades

  Ants crawl along the nectar oozing wavy vertical wings on the upper surface of these tube leaves. When they get to the red lip, kerplop, they slip into the water filled trap. Drowned. Devoured. Pitcher Plant Sarracenia purpurea.

Insect Control for the Front Porch

Novel way to catch flies: hang a Carnivorous Plant Garden on your porch! Rear L to R in circle are red trumpet Sarracenia hybrid, Chartreuse leaf Sarracenia flava, sticky leaved Pinguicula, and a Venus Flytrap. Plant in a mossed basket, in pure peat moss, water with distilled water, and voila!

Veins that Pulse

Leaf veins glow bright red, seem to pulse with the energy they take from their insect meals. The theory is the opposite though. They may be more like highways to death, leading insects to the trap entrance. I’ve never seen a bug crawl along these “highways” though, so it seems more like speculation to me. […]

Natural Velcro

  Sarracenia (Pitcher Plants) have an amazing adaptation: one way pointing hairs which direct visiting insects toward the trap entrance.