Plants with Bite at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is the latest floral installation at The Calyx. The Calyx is the largest vertical floral wall in the southern hemisphere which was curated by the garden’s horticulturalists.
The NEW Plants with Bite green wall is composed of 18,000+ plants and represents the carnivorous plant Drosera capensis the Cape Sundew. Carnivorous Plants are under threat of extinction and it has been said that among the 800 known species, 56 percent of them are under threat from habit loss, poaching and weeds.
Carnivorous plants only require sun, soil and sky to survive, yet they can thrive in inhospitable environments by luring, trapping, killing and digesting insects.
Visitors can see the iconic Venus flytrap at this free display as well as the ‘pitfall’, ‘flypaper’, ‘lobster-pot’ and ‘bladder’ styles of traps. Plants with Bite showcases these fascinating plants while bringing awareness to the ways in which many species are currently under threat due to habitat loss.
The Plants with Bite installation was stunning and definetely worth checking out. Unlike the previous installation at The Calyx, there were only a few kids activities that were on offer for little ones this time around which was disappointing.