Benurmanii wrote:I think that Drosera capensis, as Sermuncher suggested, is a much better option for two reasons.
1. Kids don't have lots of patience, and I'm not just saying this.
2. You can easily get sundew seeds in bulk for free all year. VFTs only produce seed during late spring/early summer (not sure the exact time of season, someone may correct me on this), so you'll have to purchase seed during the season, and its viability will drop significantly if you wait until the beginning of the school year.
Just my two cents.
Also, D. capensis would probably survive more easily in a classroom environment. They demand less light than VFTs.
Benurmanii - thank you for your two cents!
I know that my middle schoolers don't have a lot of patience (not only have I worked with them for 6 years I have two of my own
). This is one of many different types of plants for that reason. We are doing vegetables, herbs and some more "non-native" plants to our area such as the carnivorous plants you guys are suggesting if I can pull them off.
I am just getting my computer back from my middle child now that she is done with homework, so I can better look into D capensis
than I could on my not-so-smart phone.