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Dionaea Muscipula - Venus Fly Trap

Dionaea Muscipula - Venus Fly Trap


What's not to love about these unique carnivorous plants? These lovely plants will catch flies, ants, wasps or just about anything that wanders by their tantalizing traps.  

Plant Care 

Light: Full direct sun is best, so keep these on the brightest window or outdoors (once nighttime temperatures exceed 10C) during spring and summer. This plant needs at least 6 hours a day to be happy.

Watering: These plants must always sit in a shallow dish of water. They are sensitive to tap water, so best to use rainwater, distilled, or deionized. Never pour water directly into the pitchers. During winter dormancy, keep the soil just moist at all times. 

Temperature: Ideal is 21° - 35° C, but not below 5° C. They need to have a cooling off or rest period during the winter, so keep them in an area around 10C- -7C. They will drop their leaves during this period but don't distress; they are having a well-deserved rest. 

Potting: I find that carnivorous plants are best in sphagnum moss only.

Hot tips: These plants need to eat, so if they aren't catching anything inside, you need to feed them a live insect weekly. Or, they will significantly benefit from being placed outdoors occasionally as the outdoor light and abundance of insect dinners will keep them happy. DO NOT put your fingers in to trigger the traps, as the leaves will digest themselves and prove for a very unhappy plant. 

Pet Friendly: YES

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