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Dionaea muscipula "Venus Flytrap"
Venus Flytrap
 
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General Description
 
The Venus flytrap is the most famous of the carnivorous plants and a classic in anyone's collection. It is the source of imagination of many science fiction writers and growers alike, and everyone takes delight in seeing the traps close on unsuspecting insects.

The Venus flytrap captures insects by an active trapping mechanism. When an insect touches one of six sensitive trigger hairs found inside the trap, the trap snaps shut. Soon the trap secretes digestive fluids that improve absorption of tasty nutrients. After 7-10 days of feasting, the trap reopens. Only the indigestible outer parts remain. One fact that many people overlook, however, is that the Venus flytrap is native to North Carolina. This American native experiences snow in the winter and the hot sun in summer. Adult plants can have traps measuring up to an inch.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot. It will reach flowering maturity within 1-2 growing seasons.

All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.

Please watch the monthly video podcast for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
Coastal plains of North Carolina

Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
5 inches tall.

Sunlight
Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.

Water
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.

Soil
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Growing Season
May - October. Plant goes dormant at the onset of frost.

Winter Care
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 26 Write a review »

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Wonderful June 14, 2017
Reviewer: Robert Rothschild from Allentown, NJ United States  
Currently thriving potted in my backyard.

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Tiny but Healthy May 24, 2017
Reviewer: Stacia Sauerwein from Gwynn Oak, MD United States  
Seems to be growing well, putting out all sorts of new little traps.  Arrived in good shape, well packaged and fast shipping.

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Wonderful March 6, 2017
Reviewer: Mark Taylor  
This is my first pitcher plant purchase and I am very happy. It has new leaves already

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Great plant and service January 22, 2017
Reviewer: Rosa Urrutia from Boise, ID United States  
Love our new Venus flytrap  Package arrived as expected!

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venus fly traps October 23, 2016
Reviewer: lynn mayden from valparaiso, IN United States  
3 traps were well packaged and shipped quickly.  The plants are part of my daughter's school science project and are doing well.

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