Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)


The iconic carnivorous plant we all think of first, the Venus Flytrap. Very few plants on the planet have rapid movement as one of their survival tactics. 

These bog plants are native to North and South Carolina and have a few requirements, but are so worth it if you get it right! They like wet roots, high humidity, BRIGHT LIGHT, and nutrient poor, acidic soil. 

Unlike a lot of plants that can tolerate a dry-out period between waterings, this plant will NOT, so keep an eye on the soil moisture to make sure it is moist at all times. 

FEED them a few bite-sized bugs a month like flies or slugs! Do NOT feed them hamburger or meat...guys...come on. 

Great specimens for terrariums!