Our Venus Flytrap, or 'Seymour' as we call him, is an intriguing little fellow - almost something straight out of a monster movie - he will actively catch and digest his own food!
A small plant, the leaves have special clever traps attached with tiny hairs inside, these trigger the trap to close when an insect comes close, and Seymour get's his dinner!
Better known to most as the Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is a carnivorous plant that catches and digests animal prey mostly insects and arachnids. The trapping structure is formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant's leaves.
The plant's name refers to Venus, the Roman goddess of love and plant life. The trapping mechanism is so specialised that it can distinguish between living prey and non-prey stimuli such as falling raindrops.
Supplied as an established young plant ready to start catching prey! Loved by young and old alike, this best selling plant makes for an unexpected, exciting and unusual gift.