Venus Fly Trap - King Henry

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$12.95
Dionea muscipula. King Henry. Mature plants of this variety reportedly can grow traps over an inch long.
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  • 'King Henry'

     

    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. 'King Henry '

    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 3 inch deep pot and is smaller than the plant pictured.


    Mature plants of this variety reportedly can grow traps over an inch long. 


    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. Can be grown indoors. Requires high light levels. 3000 footcandles– which is brighter than most homes.  An overcast day can produce 1000 fc. A south-facing window on a sunny day can produce 5000 footcandles. 


    Dionaee muscipula. 'King Henry'

     

    Plant Characteristics

     

     

    Plant Height

    inches tall

     

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    Form

    Clumping

     

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    Habitat

    Bog

     

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    Trap Coloring

    Mostly green with a tinge of red

     

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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