Common Name: Bug Plant, Fly Bush, VlieŽbos (Afrikaans name)
Family: Roridulaceae Engl. & Gilg.
Country of Origin: Heuningvlei, Cederberg (Western Cape, S. Africa)
Habitat: Moist seeps in montane Fynbos
Description: Plant with sticky hairs trap insects, but the plant has no enzymatic activity. Thus this plant is not truly carnivorous. There is a symbiotic relationship with an assasin bug - Pameridea marlothi - which moves about freely on the plant and is not trapped by the sticky hairs. This insect eats the trapped insects on Roridula.
Culture: Requires intense sun, cool temperatures. Soil should be acidic, and never allowed to dry completely. Do not fertilize.