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Old 19-06-2013, 17:22
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In the Andes it uses its sharp spines to snare and trap sheep and other animals, which slowly starve to death.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-22967160
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Old 19-06-2013, 17:24
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This plant sounds like a meanie.
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Old 19-06-2013, 17:28
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Ooh, oooh, can't we let Ed Balls in there to have a wander around blissfully in the dark?

Come to think of it, I think there's a business to be had here. Where do you get the seeds?
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Old 19-06-2013, 17:29
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I'd suggest George Galloway but I have a feeling it would spit him out in disgust.
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Old 19-06-2013, 17:40
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I hope it eats Simon Cowell, although that's unlikely because I'm sure even plants have standards.
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Old 19-06-2013, 17:43
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sounds like a plant from that musical- little pet shop of horrors I think it's called.
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Old 19-06-2013, 18:22
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Ooh, oooh, can't we let Ed Balls in there to have a wander around blissfully in the dark?

Come to think of it, I think there's a business to be had here. Where do you get the seeds?
Puya chilensis is easily raised from seed and when young can make a fine house plant.

Always plant away from path edges and areas where children are likely to play.
or they will get skewered like sheep
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Old 19-06-2013, 19:12
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I'll put my cat in it if he misbehaves again! Just joking of course , I love him really.
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Old 19-06-2013, 20:22
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Thought this thread was a wind up. It's a beautiful plant but poor sheep. What a horrible way to die.
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Old 19-06-2013, 20:40
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This is the first I've heard of this plant. I don't think it would be carnivorous in the sense that Venus Fly Traps and Pitcher Plants are, in that they entice living prey and produce digestive enzymes, but still interesting, and certainly very bad for the sheep that are unlucky to be caught in it..
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Old 19-06-2013, 20:51
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Day of the Triffids???
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