The Non-Vegetarian Plant in our Backyard

Ever heard of plants that eat animals? The Pitcher plant is one such species. Pitcher Plants are several different carnivores plants which have modified leaves known as pitfall traps. The trap is a prey-trapping mechanism featuring a deep cavity filled with digestive liquids. The plants attract and drown their prey with nectar. Foraging, flying or crawling insects such…

Can Plants Think?

There are many different varieties of plants and nearly as many ways to describe them. But aside from the occasional “beautiful,” “lush” or even “prickly” adjective, have you ever attached the word “intelligent” to a plant? Among the biggest revelations is evidence that plants can communicate using a complex system of chemical compounds. These molecular…

The dancing plant!!!

Codariocalyx motorius, known as the telegraph plant or semaphore plant, is a tropical Asian shrub, one of a few plants capable of rapid movement;  These guys constantly move their leaves searching for the best light. These plants are poisonous and are used as houseplants or specimen plants. Watch this video to see how this dancing…

Magnificent Giant Tree: Sequoia in a Snowstorm

Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia; also known as giant redwood, Sierra redwood, Sierran redwood, Wellingtonia or simply Big Tree is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods. Giant sequoias are the world’s largest single trees and largest living thing by volume. Giant sequoias grow to an average height of 50–85 m (164–279 ft) and 6–8 m (20–26 ft) in diameter. Watch this behind…

Man-made trees to shelter the city

Early man got shelter and food from trees and Jungles, today the concrete jungles rule our world. Trees are being cut down for various needs of mankind. Imagine a country coming up with man-made trees to solve this problem. Singapore, the ‘lion city’ located in the southeast Asia, is making man-made trees which stretches 50…