|Latin name:||Dionaea muscipula|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Growing Height:||10 - 15 cm|
The Venus Flytrap is a unique houseplant. When planting, preferably use moss peat compost or a soil mixture that is low in nutrition. Choose a wide, shallow pot with holes in the base. put some soil in the pot and plant the root ball of the Venus Flytrap at the correct depth. Fill with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Place the pot in a bright, warm place, but protect the plant from direct sunlight. Stand in a saucer that is always filled with water during the growing season. When the humidity is low make sure that the soil remains damp.
The Venus Flytrap does not like lime and prefers to be watered with rainwater or tap water that has been boiled and cooled. The soil can be constantly moist since it originally grows in swamp-like areas. Place a saucer under the pot to retain a constant supply of water. It isn't necessary to give plant food, in fact, too much food is bad for this plant. In winter, keep it in a dry, cool area. You may notice the Venus Flytrap lose some of its leaves, but it'll be up and running again in the spring!
Small insects that are caught by the Venus Flytrap will be digested by the plant. This takes about 10 days, then the leaves will open again. The closing of the plant's leaves uses up a lot of energy so we recommend not touching the leaves. You could treat your plant to the occasional dead fly too!