Venus Fly Trap
Name: Jon Catoe
Hi my name is Jon Catoe and I am a seventh grader. I am currently involved
in a science research project. My topic is the Venus's Fly Trap, for which I have
completed a report. My question is since there is a time of growth where the trap
is not able to gather insects, how does the Venus Fly Trap receive its nitrogen supplement?
I don't have any written information on this, but from what I recall the
Venus fly trap is able to grow as a regular plant and acquire nutrition
from the soil. Consuming an unfortunate fly is supplementary.
You might consult your library for a book on exotic houseplants.
They also sell a variety of plant care books at your local bookstore.
Ask the clerk or librarian for assistance if you have a hard time
locating the information you are seeking.
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Update: June 2012