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Venus Fly Trap in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Dionaea muscipula

 

Venus Fly Trap

The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is a small carniverous plant with a rosette of four to seven leaves, which arise from bulb-like object. Venus flytraps are popular as cultivated plants, but are quite difficult to grow. To successfully grow them, you will need to recreate a close approximation to its natural habitat.

 
plant Features
  • Venus Fly Trap likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Venus Fly Trap likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Venus Fly Trap is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Venus Fly Trap likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Venus Fly Trap

Latin name

Dionaea muscipula

type

Carnivorous plant

family

Droseraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Venus Fly Trap likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Venus Fly Trap is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Venus Fly Trap likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Venus Fly Trap likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Venus Fly Trap is 0.15meters x 0.15meters 0.15 M 0.15 M

Dionaea muscipula

The Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is a small carniverous plant with a rosette of four to seven leaves, which arise from bulb-like object. Venus flytraps are popular as cultivated plants, but are quite difficult to grow. To successfully grow them, you will need to recreate a close approximation to its natural habitat.


Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plants can be propagated by seed, taking around four to five years to reach maturity. More commonly, they are propagated by clonal division in spring or summer. Venus flytraps can also be propagated in vitro using plant tissue culture.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

The plant needs lots of light. Give it full sun if you can. Grow it outside as much as you can. It also makes an excellent indoor plant but requires more light than it can get on a typical house window sill. The pot with the plant must always be sitting in pure water. Use a pot 8 cm (3 inches) in diameter and 10 cm (4 inches) tall with a soil of 50% to 70% peat moss and 30% to 50% coarse silica sand with a 1 cm (half inch) layer of coarse silica sand on the top. However, wait to do this until the plant has acclimated to your conditions and is growing well. If you absolutely do need to repot it, put it in a plastic bag for a few weeks after repotting.

 
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