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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. Plants may need an additional growing season to reach flowering maturity.

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 videos 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
2-3 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.

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5 of 5 Overall Awesome September 16, 2020
Reviewer: Sabrina Wong from DURHAM, NC United States  
Flytraps arrived pretty quickly and they were beautiful. My 5 year old son was thrilled!! We have had such fun this past month watching them grow and “catch” bugs.

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5 of 5 WOW!! September 2, 2020
Reviewer: CAT from Brunswick, GA United States  
I had been looking for one of these for a while and couldn’t find a place that had nice healthy Venus fly traps. This arrived packaged well with no damage to the plant at all. Was still moist and plant arrived very healthy. Me and my boyfriend love to check on it outside and see which trap has a fly in it! Can’t wait to see how it grows!

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5 of 5 August 31, 2020
Reviewer: Cheyanne from Shawnee, OK  
All plants I ordered came healthy and are growing great!

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5 of 5 Never Disappointed August 22, 2020
Reviewer: Nila Nash Jackson from Chesapeake , VA United States  
First, I am enjoying the life of my plant! It arrived well packaged and it is currently thriving on rain water and sunlight. I have purchased from this company before and I have never been disappointed. I have purchased plants for a science lab and the students were excited to see the plants every time. Great plants to purchase for virtual learning. They will not disappoint!

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5 of 5 August 18, 2020
Reviewer: Dan from Tacoma, WA United States  


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