Halloween decorating & party guide

Creative jack-o'-lanterns, no-carve pumpkins, and surprises from the kitchen

23 spooky plants for Halloween

Who needs Halloween decorations when nature provides such bizarre and beautiful creations? Display these flowers and plants to add a little haunt to your house this season...if you dare

Feed me, Seymour
Aya Brackett

Feed me, Seymour

Place a pot of Venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula) on the table and your guests won’t be the only ones enjoying dinner. When the plant’s trigger hairs inside are touched, its elegant eyelashes turn into teeth that snap shut—even emitting a slight electrical current as they close.

To grow: Venus flytraps can grow outside in frost-free climates, or as houseplants in bright light.

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