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one Venus flytrap

It is an exotic plant that feeds on insects. It lures flies and mosquitoes into its bright leaves, which look more like jaws. The Venus flytrap is also called dionea, it looks very unusual and needs close attention and special care. Best of all, the plant feels on the windowsills on the east or west side. Even better if the windows face south. But too bright sun is contraindicated for the flower, and at noon the flycatcher should be covered. Dionea is also harmed by too dim lighting, its leaves become pale and stretched out — in this case, it is necessary to artificially illuminate the flycatcher with a lamp.


In addition, the plant is thermophilic and does not like drafts, the temperature should be in the range of 22-30 degrees. At the same time, the Venus flytrap loves fresh air, so it is necessary to ventilate often. You need to water the plant with clean rain water, as an alternative, you can use distilled or boiled water. Tap water, even settled, should not be watered. The regularity of watering is determined by the condition of the soil: it should not be too wet or overdried. In summer, it is recommended to spray it from a spray bottle.

2 Zhiryanka

A beautiful plant with small flowers that attract insects. Getting on them, a fly or a mosquito gets entangled in sticky hairs and gets captured. Zhiryanka can be grown at home, she loves high humidity. You need to water the plant every other day in summer and once a week in winter, but you can not spray it. Moisture can get on the leaves, and this is strictly prohibited. The way out can be a terrarium with an additional source of moisture.


The air temperature should be high enough, + 25-35 degrees in summer and not lower than +18 in winter. Zhiryanka does not like tightness: if there is not enough space for the roots, the plant will feel bad, get sick and stop blooming. Also, this predator needs a regular transplant, once a year for young plants and once every two or three years for adult specimens. Unlike the Venus flytrap, the butterfly can grow in the shade and does not require enhanced lighting.

3 Nepenthes

The second name of the plant is a pitcher, it received it for the similarity of inflorescences with jugs. It is in them that the flower catches its victims. Nepenthes does not always throw away his trap jugs, sometimes he just looks like a green bush. In order for a plant to turn into a real predator, a number of growing conditions must be observed. So, the flower does not tolerate drafts, but loves fresh air, so you need to ventilate the room often. It is best to put the flower pot on the southern or other well-lit window sills, in the north and in shady places, nepenthes will grow poorly.

Growing shoots must be tied up in a timely manner, it is best to install supports immediately. In summer, the plant needs well-heated air, about +25 degrees, and in winter — no colder than +18 degrees. Flycatchers are watered with settled or clean rainwater, the plant also needs to be sprayed regularly, and some flower growers even advise pouring water directly into jugs so that they are filled by about a third.

four Sundew

The sundew got its name because of its external feature: a small fragile bush forms fragrant dew drops on the tips of the leaves. Insects fly on them, get entangled in sticky dew and are captured by the plant. It is best to place a sundew pot on a moderately lit windowsill, for example, east or west. In the south, you will have to create shading at noon or rearrange the plant for a while in the shade.


Depending on the type of sundew, it can be thermophilic and grow only at a temperature of about +30 degrees, or calmly tolerate cool air up to +10 degrees, as well as slight frosts. The plant needs moist air, not lower than 60%. If the apartment is too dry, it is worth considering options for transplanting sundew into a terrarium.

You need to water it in the pan, spraying is prohibited (it can damage the appearance of the flower). It is best to use distilled water for irrigation. Monitor the condition of the soil, you need to water when it is dry, after watering the earth should be moist, not wet.

5 Sarracenia

Visually, this plant looks very unusual, it resembles a rosette of tubular shoots expanding upwards. Inside each is nectar, which is actually stomach juice. It is he who attracts insects. It is quite possible to grow sarracenia at home. To do this, you need to recreate an environment that is as similar as possible to the natural one for a plant — a swamp. It is planted in a wide, low planter with a tray where water will be poured. The soil is needed with a pH level of no more than 5-6 units and as breathable as possible. Sarracenia loves the sun and good illumination throughout the day, as well as high temperatures (about +25 degrees).


Sarracenia need to be transplanted infrequently, once every couple of years. For irrigation, distilled, melted or filtered water is suitable. You need to water constantly — so that there is at least 3 centimeters of water in the pan. In winter, Sarracenia enters a period of hibernation, at which time it is watered about once a week.