Carnivorous bromeliads

Many of you would be familiar with bromeliads as they are common species grown for their unique structure an often vibrant colours. Some of you may even have these growing in your backyards but did you know that there are approximately 3,000 species of bromeliads ranging in size from only a couple of centimetres to nearly as large as a small car, and many of them are epiphytic which means that they grow up in the branches of trees without any soil at all?

Amazingly, two species of bromeliads are even carnivorous and get all of their nutrition from capturing and digesting insects instead of from their roots.

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