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Dionaea muscipula

Venus Fly Trap

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Happy in both light & shade
Heavy water requirements
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A plant with a bite - this little snapper is surely a showstopper piece with the added benefit of a little fly crowd control! With a low lying stature, this plant lies in wait for its catch. The green and red hues add a warmth to this already tropical looking plant. An unusual piece perfect for an subtle yet striking impression. Perfect for desks with a little added humidity, or steamy kitchens and bathrooms!

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Average Plant Height Below 10 cm
Internal Pot Diameter 9 cm
Botanical Names Dionaea muscipula
Other Names Venus Fly Traps, Carnivorous Trap Plant
Pet Friendly Pet friendly
Air Purifying Air purifying plant
Water Requirements Heavy water requirements
Light Requirements Happy in both light & shade

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Other Names For Venus Fly Trap Houseplant

Dionaea muscipula, Venus Fly Traps and Carnivorous Trap Plant.

Houseplant & Indoor Plant Care

Venus Fly Trap Care Guide

Keep in a humid environment such as a kitchen or bathroom for best results. The soil should be kept moist but do not allow to stand in water for prolonged periods of time. Place in bright but indirect sunlight. Avoid letting things fall in the traps or feed them unusual foods e.g. soil, to prevent damage and dying back of the traps.

Venus Fly Trap Light & Water Requirements

I have Heavy water requirements and I am Happy in both light & shade.

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What is the Venus Fly Trap Known For?

The Venus Fly Trap is best known for its unique, carnivorous nature. The plant features clamshell-like leaves with small, sensitive hairs that snap shut when touched, trapping insects for nutrients. It's a popular choice for those interested in unique and exotic plants.

What Is the History of the Venus Fly Trap?

The Venus Fly Trap is native to the subtropical wetlands of the East Coast of the United States, particularly North and South Carolina. Discovered in the 18th century, it quickly captured the public's imagination due to its carnivorous traits. Over time, it has become a subject of numerous scientific studies and a popular houseplant.

Where Does the Venus Fly Trap Originate?

Venus Fly Traps originate from the subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States. Specifically, they are found in North and South Carolina. They have adapted to thrive in nutrient-poor, acidic soil by capturing and digesting insects for nourishment.

How Do You Care for a Venus Fly Trap?

Caring for a Venus Fly Trap requires some specific conditions. They prefer bright but indirect light and need to be kept in nutrient-poor, acidic soil. It's best to water them with distilled water or rainwater, as tap water can contain minerals that harm the plant. They also require a winter dormancy period to mimic their natural habitat.

Are Venus Fly Trap Toxic to Pets?

Venus Fly Traps are not considered toxic to pets, but their unique trapping mechanism may intrigue curious pets. While the plant's trap is generally not strong enough to harm a pet, it's best to keep the plant out of reach to avoid any unintended tampering or ingestion.