this is Melissa The Hungry. she is a venus fly trap. when aforementioned friends moved to nyc, they bequeathed her to me. she was named by another mutual coworker when he was plantsitting her a few years ago. i only agreed to adopt her because they assured me she was the hardiest venus fly trap they’d ever seen.
she is super robust! i fed her bloodworms a few times early this year. but then she got eaten by cats. it was sad.
i’ve put her on a way higher shelf. she’s growing shoots like crazy. i think she’s doing well.
she drinks only distilled water, so i’m keeping a jug right next to her. you’re supposed to leave her roots soaking in gross water because she wants to live in a swamp.
soon she will grow traps again, and then there will be LOTS of pictures of her eating!