Venus flytrap

Venus fly trap

I’ve seen the Venus flytrap plant on television and in books and have always thought of them as quite unusual looking, almost alien, so when I saw this plant for myself I was quite excited and dare I say a bit creeped out! The sharp ‘teeth’ look ready to clamp shut on anything that gets close enough and as tempting as it was I managed to keep my fingers away.

Zingiber spectabile

Zingiber spectabile

This plant is called Zingiber spectabile or beehive ginger and the interesting yellow, round leaves all the way down helps keep its upright and solid. I like how the pale yellow contrasts against the dark green backdrop making it really stand out.