Venus Fly Trap Dionaea muscipula

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VENFLY

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Dionea muscipula. Has hinged leaves with stiff margined spines and 3 or 4 sensitive hairs in the center of each lobe.
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  • Dionaea muscipula.


    Venus fly traps are perennials that form bulbs. Sometimes in shipping, a leaf or two will die back. Leaves turn black when they die back, but the bulb is still healthy.


    Dionea muscipula.


    Information below is only the potential the plant has. Each listing is for one plant. The "starter plant" you are buying is one plant actively growing in a 2 inch deep pot and is smaller than the plant pictured.

    Has hinged leaves with stiff margined spines and 3 or 4 sensitive hairs in the center of each lobe. When an insect touches the hairs, the hinge mechanism is triggered, and the leaves close quite rapidly, trapping the insect. 

    Grow this in a terrarium or in a cool greenhouse or in a bog garden.

    Hardy from zones 6 - 10. Requires acidic soil that is usually moist and very little fertilizer. Partial to full sun.



    Dionaee muscipula.

     

    Plant Characteristics

     

     

    Plant Height

    Under 6 inches tall

     

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    Form

    Clumping

     

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    Habitat

    Bog

     

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    Trap Coloring

    Green & maroon

     

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    Culture

    Soil

    Canadian peat moss or peat/perlite mix

    Exposure

    Partial to full sun

    Water

    Bog plant. If kept as indoor plant a watering tray is helpful

    Zone

    6 - 10 for outside placement.

    Comments

    Requires very little or no fertilizer