Feed Your Carnivorous plants

August 19, 2018

Carnivorous plants are meat-eaters; they need to consume a few insects now and then to remain vigorous. Each type of trap will take about a week to digest a bug.

The unique flowers of an African pitcher plant.
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

You likely do not have enough insects flying about your home or inside a terrarium to supplement your plant’s diet. If you provide the insects, make sure you feed them live to your plants. If your plants are getting enough light and good general care, then you shouldn't ever need to feed them more than one insect per week. Feeding them more won't compensate for a lack of light - they need enough light to make the energy to digest the bugs!

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