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Dionaea muscipula

Venus Fly Trap

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RARE PLANT

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Happy in both light & shade
Heavy water requirements
Express delivery service
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 Not an 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.

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    Frances P.
    June, 2024
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    delighted with the plants...

    delighted with the plants

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    Monique H.
    March, 2024
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Plants arrived safely and well packaged...

    Plants arrived safely and well packaged Quick delivery service Cheaper than some other UK plant delivery services

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    Sam J.
    March, 2024
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    5 Stars

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    Pamela I.
    March, 2024
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    So pleased to have found this...

    So pleased to have found this website. Such an excellent choice and a great price. All the plants arrived securely packed and in a fab condition. Helpful information on the website and a great follow up service. Perfect as a newbie, Husband has been informed there is likely to be another order in the not too distant future.... he's clearing a space as we speak!

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    Mark W.
    February, 2024
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Plants good and healthy packaging…

    Plants good and healthy packaging extremely good nice and friendly delivery driver what more can you ask for without doubt I will be shopping with them again keep up the good work

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    Gareth H.
    January, 2024
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Great selection and speedy service...

    Great selection and speedy service

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    Chris E.
    December, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    very exited at our order of...

    very exited at our order of Dionaea which arrived on time and very well packed for transit. First class info on care and in three days of settling in is already feeding on the fly population.. A very healthy and happy plant . Thank You.

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    Kelly C.
    December, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Plants arrived less than 48 hours...

    Plants arrived less than 48 hours after I ordered, well packaged and with a handy info sheet. Will 100% be ordering again 💜

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    Fern C.
    November, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Brilliantly quick and efficient service. Plant...

    Brilliantly quick and efficient service. Plant arrived well wrapped to ensure it survived the journey. Very happy.

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    Scarlett W.
    November, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered

    Excellent service and amazing product!

    Excellent service and amazing product!

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    Mark B.
    November, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Nice quality plants, well packaged with...

    Nice quality plants, well packaged with no damage and delivered quickly.

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    Julie M.
    November, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    The plants arrived on time and...

    The plants arrived on time and expertly packaged they were perfect and healthy would highly recommend

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    Lynsey B.
    October, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Really fast delivery and plants were...

    Really fast delivery and plants were very securely packaged, travelled well and are doing well.

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    Lauren I.
    October, 2023
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    5 Stars

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    Customer C.
    September, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Absolutely superb

    Absolutely superb service and packaging. Beautiful plants and pots. Would highly recommend.

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    Mr E.
    September, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered

    Great service

    Great service, fantastic quality!

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    Matt R.
    September, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Fast delivery and excellent quality…

    Fast delivery and excellent quality plants.

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    Kieran M.
    September, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Arrived in good condition and was...

    Arrived in good condition and was wrapped and delivered with care only issue was it took 3 attempts to be delivered so wasn’t fully on time otherwise would have been 5 stars.

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    Kate D.
    August, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered

    Plant arrived well packaged in good...

    Plant arrived well packaged in good condition exactly as described

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    Susan N.
    August, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered

    Plant has not been delivered Above...

    Plant has not been delivered Above was my first answer with 1 star. Houseplant co uk sorted it out as it was an issue with delivery company who had recorded it as delivered when it wasn't. I now have my plant, thank you!

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    Andrea T.
    August, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Absolutely delighted with the plants I...

    Absolutely delighted with the plants I have purchased, this is the first time I've received my order in excellent condition, ive used other sellers before who have taken no precautions to protect the fragile plants .I would give you 100% , thank-you

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    Hannah H.
    July, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Plants and pots were carefully…

    Plants and pots were carefully packaged; instructions and advice easy to find, website easy to use.

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    Emma C.
    July, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Plants come well packed and really...

    Plants come well packed and really good condition

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    Wendy E.
    July, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered

    The plants arrived quickly and were...

    The plants arrived quickly and were really well packaged. I liked that a care sheet was included so that I know how to look after my plants. I am really impressed with the quality of the plants

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    Kyle D.
    July, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Ordered 4 plants which were well…

    Ordered 4 plants which were well packaged but the venus fly trap has already died. Other than that the service and price was great!

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    Louise T.
    June, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    So happy with my plants and...

    So happy with my plants and pots. I bought a Venus fly trap and lipstick plant with vases to match my decor. Everything arrived quick and very well packaged. Love my new plants, let’s just hope I can keep these ones alive!

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    Elena K.
    June, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Well packaged, arrived sound!

    Was sceptical as was worried my super delicate carnivorous plants and an orchid would arrive damaged BUT they came as perfect healthy plants! Venus trap has already caught her first fly, very proud of her! :)))

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    Charlotte B.
    May, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Always buy my plants from houseplants....

    Always buy my plants from houseplants. Always amazingly packed and great quality

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    Rees B.
    April, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    4 Stars

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    Beth B.
    April, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Brilliant!

    The plants were well packaged and healthy. Good prices for the plants. Will defo be ordering again 🥰

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    Rory O.
    April, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Smooth ordering process

    Smooth ordering process, speedy delivery and excellent packaging ensure plants arrived intact and thriving immediately!

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    James R.
    February, 2023
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Prompt delivery, great quality plants would...

    Prompt delivery, great quality plants would thoroughly recommend

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    Sarah G.
    November, 2022
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Arrived quickly and the plant is...

    Arrived quickly and the plant is perfect. Was delivered in great condition and looks beautiful!

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    Sharon R.
    November, 2022
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Got everything I was looking for...

    Got everything I was looking for . I ordered a Venus flytrap and a string of peals plant , along with a plant pot . I was so impressed with how well the plants were packaged and delivered. They arrived very quickly too . They were nice plants . Also came with instructions on how to keep them . Will definitely order again .

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    Kaylea D.
    October, 2022
    Venus Fly Trap ordered

    My Venus fly traps arrived well...

    My Venus fly traps arrived well packaged and have clearly been loved deeply. Quick delivery and great prices. Have already filled another basket ready for my next plant fix 😍

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    Chelsea C.
    September, 2022
    Venus Fly Trap ordered

    Was struggling to get the plant...

    Was struggling to get the plant I wanted but found on here and was delivered with care and fast :) really pleased

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    Luke H.
    September, 2022
    Venus Fly Trap ordered

    Absolutely love this company! They responded...

    Absolutely love this company! They responded quickly and with lots of information when I needed it. They provide quality plants with fast delivery

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    Graham H.
    August, 2022
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Houseplant.co.uk have a fantastic and varied...

    Houseplant.co.uk have a fantastic and varied array of plants. There was so much choice and size of plant. In addition to this their information about the plants and how to care for them was fabulous. I’m definitely buying f from them again when I’m trouble with the wife

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    Emma L.
    August, 2022
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    5 Stars

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    Jennifer S.
    August, 2022
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

    Beautiful selection of plants on offer....

    Beautiful selection of plants on offer. My nephew is delighted with his pitcher plant and Venus flytrap. Delivery was as promised.

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    Duncan I.
    July, 2022
    Venus Fly Trap ordered with other items

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