In its native Chile, Puya chilensis uses its enormous neon spikes to trap sheep in the Andes mountains. After razor-sharp spines on the tips of its leaves ensnare the animal, it starves to death and decomposes at the base of the plant, becoming its favored fertilizer.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Venus flytraps look pretty lame next to this thing
Introducing Puya chilensis, the sheep-eating plant.