Pings aren't rlly expensive, they are so easy to propagate.
I started with 1 common gardencentre clone last year and got 10 plants now without even trying.
Don't forget that these plants are intended for an indoor application.
IMHO, Your best bet would be Nepenthes ampularia. It is, I believe, the most shade tolerant species. But it needs high humidity. It would still need to be by some windows, and would need some SERIOUS acclimating, but if you keep it cozy in there, and give the plants lots of time and TLC, maybe they'll work out.
Perhaps if you put in high intensity spot lights over each plant? That might let you keep some forked dews, MUCH easier plants than the tropical N. ampularia.
Problem is that you will have containers of rotting flies, whether you go for sarracenia, or whatever.
Not good for a restaurant.
Nobody will certainly want to eat near sundews covered in dead insects.
S. flava would be a fine choice..
but im also iffy on this project..
I doubt it will really make a noticable impact on the amount of flies..
and its unlikely the plants will be able to have proper growing conditions..
I wouldnt recommend trying it..
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Flypaper's probly yer best bet to control flys... they are pretty strong insects.
Pings and small dews are no good.
Venus FLYTRAPS seems to work better than my large Regias at catching flys and you can fit quite a few more in the same space.
Sarr's while big, seem to attract insects with more of a sweet-tooth like Hornets and whatnot and even my big Neps seem to not really attract flys too much.
Truth be told, FLYTRAPS & Regias seem to attract & catch the most flys in my experience. Flytraps would be more of a bargain, easier to get, you can get a lot of em and they are quite tolerant of a wide range of conditions... I would say go with what should be the most obvious.
Plus large Regias are hard to come by and care for and it would probably be a bit distracting to the diners having flys struggling for hours all over the Regias.
Having lots of flytraps would be a cool attraction to the restaurant.. You could grow maybe 25 pots of them.. 15 outside ten inside and every week switch ten so they all get adequate light... You could get that many for about a hundred bucks. Even if they don't make much of an impact on insects the children would love that! What type of restaurant is it?
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Flytraps are small, popular and pocket sized. Resteraunts are busy enough, how are you going to police them?
Sorry, I just like playing devil's advocate today!
just get the tape. why waste money? kids will be messing with them, the tape will work so much better. like I said youll have to give dormancy, and buy water, since you usually cant give tap.
I think agressive, you mean which will snap at flies. it would need to grow really fast to do that and no plant does that. the flies come to them. the plants aren't agressive. this is what you really need http://www.doversaddlery.com/categor...cd2=1275515482