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    Most aggressive indoor carnivorus plant

    At the restaurant I work at, they want to replace the indoor plants with carnivorous plants since there are a lot of flies during the summer/fall. (I realize that these plants probably won't make a big difference in the amount of flies)

    I was wondering witch type of carnivorous plant is most effective at catching flies. At the same time, it would need to be easy to care for as well as affordable. Would you recommended any places to buy the plants?

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    sarracenia hands down. the most efficent fly catchers ever. that being said---keep in mind that these plants are good at what they do because they ATTRACT flies. they also need high light demands so unless you're going to be able to give that to them, they wont produce strong pitchers and will die.
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    only keep them on the outside tables...with a wire protectant....kids like to poke and grab.

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    Sarracenia are probably the best at trapping flies; however, they require full sunlight. Most restaurants do not have sufficient lighting to support these plants. A lot of indoor plants are low-light/shade plants. Most carnivorous plants require higher light than your typical houseplant. CPs are specialty plants that have special requirements and need special care. I would suggest that you read the following FAQ.

    http://www.sarracenia.com/faq.html

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    Sarracenia and filiform or forked Drosera, are, hands down, the most efficient "hunters." I recall a restaurant in Queensland which had Dosera binata and others in hanging baskets along an outside deck -- and they were covered in insects.

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    Try pings.
    Small, hard to kill and keeps eating until the surface of every leaf is full :P
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    dont get the plants. they wont do the whole job as youre thinking. get fl paper or sticky paper. youll have to buy distilled(or rain or RO, or snow) water, and give them the right temperature, and dormancy every year. if you told us what state you lived in it would greatly help.

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    Thanks for all of the information!

    During this time of the year, the area the plants will be gets around 7-8 hours of direct sun out of the east. It's a nice sized bay window.

    Are there any particular species I should look at?

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