A carnivorous plant that loves to eat the pesky bugs in your house. Especially loves flies, but will eat anything that gets caught in its trap.
Plant Care Guide for Venus Fly Trap:
- Water your Venus Fly Trap with distilled, rain, or reverse osmosis water to avoid minerals buildup that can harm the plant.
- Water the plant when the soil is slightly dry to the touch, usually once a week.
- Water from the bottom by placing the pot in a tray of water for 10-15 minutes to allow the plant to absorb water through the drainage holes.
- Avoid letting the plant sit in standing water as it can lead to root rot.
- Place your Venus Fly Trap in a bright, sunny location with at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
- Avoid exposing the plant to direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day as it can damage the leaves.
- Consider using artificial light if natural light is not available or insufficient.
- Venus Fly Traps prefer temperatures between 70-85°F (21-29°C) during the day and 60-70°F (15-21°C) at night.
- Keep the plant away from drafty areas or locations with extreme temperature fluctuations.
- Venus Fly Traps thrive in high humidity levels between 50-70%.
- Increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant or by using a humidifier.
- Avoid misting the plant as it can cause fungal growth.
- Use a well-draining soil mix consisting of 50% peat moss and 50% perlite or sand.
- Do not use regular potting soil or fertilizers as they can harm the plant.
- Repot the plant every 1-2 years to ensure healthy growth.
- Venus Fly Traps are not toxic to humans or pets and can be safely grown indoors.
By following these simple care tips, your Venus Fly Trap can thrive and continue to capture those pesky insects.