Insectivorous plants grow in regions where soil is poor in nutrients. Is that mean that any plant will become a insectivorous plant if it lacks nutrients ?

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  • Carnivorous plants have both autotrophic and heterotrophic mode of nutrition. They can prepare their own food like any other plant. It feeds on insects too .
  • Carnivorous plants or insectivorous plants have adapted to grow in places where the soil is thin or poor in nutrients.This method enables the plants to compensate by getting nutrients from insects.  
  • For example: Pitcher plant derives some or most of its nutrients from trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, typically insects and other arthropods. That is why they are known as insectivorous plants or carnivorous plants.


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