Are insectivores plants autotrophs or heterotroph?

Insectivorous plants are partial heterotrophs.

Insectivorous plants like pitcher plant contains chlorophyll; hence it is capable of preparing its own food like green plants. But insectivorous plants grow in swamps or bog areas where the soil is deficient in nitrogen mineral. So, just to fulfill its nitrogen requirement, they trap the insects and utilize their proteins. For this reason they are called partial heterotrophs. 

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This can be debated, but still Insectivorous plants are considered to be autotrophs as they derive most of their energy from the sun. They depend on insects only for nitrogen content which is generally missing in the soil they grow.

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they are both autotrophs or heterotrophs.

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they are partial hetrotrophs.

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