Heterotrophic NutritionMost plans on Earth are green plants but there are certain plants which do no contain chlorophyll, neither in their leaves nor in any other part. Such plants, called non-green plants, are unable to manufacture their own food.
There are four type of Heterotrophic Plants. Heterotrophic PlantsParasitic Saprophytic Insectivorous Symbiotic plants plants plants plants
Parasitic PlantsParasitic plants are those which absorb food from another growing green plant, called the host.
Saprophytic PlantsSaprophytic plants are plants that live off rotting material(sapros, rotting; phyton, plant).They grow in places with lots of rotting dead leaves, often in deep shade in tropical forests.
Insectivorous Plants Insectivorous plants are those plants that derive some or most of their nutrients by trapping andconsuming animals, mainly insects.
Symbiotic PlantsThere are certain plants which live in association with other species and share their food resources. Both the types mutually gain from each other. Such plants are called symbiotic plants and the relationship is called symbiosis.