Venus Fly Trap
Who isn't fascinated by Venus Fly traps?
Easy care for, carnivorous plants that keep fruit flies at bay!
Potted in 3" pots, simply take the cover off and fill it with bottled or rain water. Place the pot in the cover, and let it water itself!
Venus Fly Trap Care
|Temperature:||These plants are happiest between 60°- 90°F (15°- 32°C) for most of the year. During the winter months, they enter a dormancy period, and can withstand temperatures as low as 30°F (-1°C) for short periods of time.|
|Light:||Dionaea Muscipula is a light demanding plant. For optimal health conditions, it requires at least 12 hours of light a day. At least 4 of those should be full sunlight.|
|Watering:||They like their growing medium to be kept moist at all times, but never to the point of soggy. They are best watered through bottom-watering systems (water tray). Water should always be distilled before providing to the plant, as the chemicals in typical tap water are poisonous to the root system.|
|Soil:||This plant demands nutrient poor soil. Peat moss and long fiber sphagnum moss should be mixed in a 1:1 ratio for the best growing conditions.|
|Re-Potting:||These plants can be re-potted at any time other than their dormancy period.|
|Fertilizer:||Never introduce fertilizer to your plant. These cause the root system to rot.|
|Humidity:||Normal household humidity is suggested.|
|Propagation:||Growing these plants from seeds requires at least five years before maturity is reached. Propagation from splitting existing plants is more common.|
|Grooming And Pruning:||Do not disturb the leaf-blades needlessly. The flowering shoot should be pruned away promptly unless you are wanting to grow seeds.|