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Carnivorous plants need nitrogenous soil?

  1. Aug 8, 2014 #1
    The Venus Flytrap, like most carnivorous plants, meets its nitrogen requirements by trapping insects and digesting them. What will happen if this plant grows in nitrogenous soil? Will it even grow in such soil? If it grows will it stop trapping insects?

    Thank you
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  3. Aug 12, 2014 #2
    I'm sorry you are not generating any responses at the moment. Is there any additional information you can share with us? Any new findings?
  4. Aug 24, 2014 #3


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    Those are interesting questions. Some of the answers you seek can be found here: http://venusflytrap.info/

    Perhaps you should buy a couple of traps and investigate this firsthand? Carnivorous plants are easy to look after, just stand the pot in a tray of water.

    Happy gardening!
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