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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.

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.

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5 of 5 November 5, 2019
Reviewer: nancy j mann from SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA United States  


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5 of 5 Venus Flytrap October 20, 2019
Reviewer: Loren from Nevada, USA  
My little fly trap came perfectly packaged and looked amazing. I've had it for about a month now and it's still doing great! I'm very happy with my purchase.

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5 of 5 September 29, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from VA United States  
As always, plant arrived in great condition and packaged well.  Within a month or so the flytrap now has a beautiful bloom.

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5 of 5 Excellent products and shipping August 20, 2019
Reviewer: Karen Strauss from Aurora, OR United States  
They all did amazing and arrived in good health, and are thriving in the new environment! Very pleased.

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5 of 5 Wonderful June 14, 2017
Reviewer: Robert Rothschild from Allentown, NJ United States  
Currently thriving potted in my backyard.

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