This really is a plant! by maggiemae

This really is a plant!

Coffee at this popular plant shop - china pigs abound, blossoms trees wave their arms in front of you; I bought two japanese anemones but while sipping my fragrant coffee, I noticed this hanging pot plant behind John’s back!
Just amazing - its called a “Hanging Pitcher plant’. I learnt that it is carnivorous plant with great abilities to entice insects to land on the slippery sides They then fall into this funnel and get digested at the bottom as they are unable to climb out due to hairs all pointing downwards!

Three Good Things;
1. I like honey but I am a big big to fall down one of these contraptions!
2. Our Whisky launch was held at the prestigious Dunedin Club and our table neighbours were judges and political guys and even a Brigadier’
3. Not only that, we were able to stay the night there! A photo to come.
These are amazing - have only ever seen pictures of them
October 10th, 2017  
looks very nice! I am a real fan of coffee, I envy you a little bit!
October 10th, 2017  
Cool shot mine it growing well
October 10th, 2017  
They are fasinating plants... and a great speciman..
October 10th, 2017  
@Dawn I have learnt it is not easy to grow these, Dawn - you must know what to do!
October 10th, 2017  
Amazing detail on this remarkable plant. I guess there's something to be said for being too big to fall into it!!
October 10th, 2017  
@grammyn I think some potter could make something like this and we could put tea lights in it?
October 10th, 2017  
An incredibly unusual plant, a bit on the lines of the fly catcher plant but much bigger & more deadly! Thank goodness you won't fall down into that long funnel that's all I can say! If you had had too much whisky it might be a different story!
October 10th, 2017  
@happypat Or ....if I was turned into a tiny little person - I could do that through photography. Might compose one of me trying to scrabble out of that horn like flower!
October 10th, 2017  
bep
Fascinating plant!
October 10th, 2017  
This is a beauty -- these carnivorous plant are fascinating
Maggie !
October 10th, 2017  
@maggiemae They like direct sun and it's growing in spagman moss
October 10th, 2017  
@Dawn ah- I read that is one requirement - also lots of cool humidity!
October 10th, 2017  
@beryl Its the first one I've ever seen,Beryl. I would have loved to have pulled a live fly out of my handbag and placed it right there!
October 10th, 2017  
Fascinating...this and much more...all on 365!
October 10th, 2017  
@s4sayer I agree - its hard to stop looking!
October 10th, 2017  
What an amazing plant!
October 10th, 2017  
Fascinating!
October 10th, 2017  
Beautiful capture. Fav
October 11th, 2017  
Wow... so unique!
October 11th, 2017  
What an interesting plant
October 11th, 2017  
What an amazing plant...like our darlingtonias
October 11th, 2017  
@jgpittenger Had to look at the darlingtonias now - so amazing!
October 11th, 2017  
Wow, amazing bit of nature. So fascinating!
October 11th, 2017  
Great capture of this neat, unusual plant
October 11th, 2017  
crazy unusual plant ... nature is so amazing
October 11th, 2017  
Fascinating & unique....living in the Queensland sub- tropical area there are 100's of varieties & they grow very large..some can even "swallow" a frog!!
October 11th, 2017  
Interesting plant, nice focus
October 11th, 2017  
wow what an interesting plant.
October 11th, 2017  
Wow ...At first glance I assumed that this was some sort of decoration; how interesting that it is actually a plant!
October 11th, 2017  
@happysnaps Well thats a great excuse for posting a photo of one!
October 11th, 2017  
@dsp2 I initially thought it was a pottery creation, Dinah! Then I saw the leaves!
October 11th, 2017  
It is a very interesting looking plant indeed! I thought it was glass at first!
October 11th, 2017  
What an interesting plant, Maggiemae. A wonderful photo as well. FAV
October 11th, 2017  
Whisky sounds as interesting as this plant.
October 11th, 2017  
How utterly fascinating!
October 11th, 2017  
Great plant and lovely shot.
October 11th, 2017  
I don't like the photograph, but pleased you had a great time.
October 11th, 2017  
Awesome shot
October 11th, 2017  
very interesting plant and wonderful POV of it
October 11th, 2017  
@maggiemae ooh. That sounds like a grand idea. Why don't you commission that?
October 11th, 2017  
Yep; recognized it immediately!
October 12th, 2017  
Amazing plants!
October 13th, 2017  
We have Pitcher plants here, but they are firmly rooted in the ground. This is pretty cool looking!
October 14th, 2017  
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