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How to grow Venus Flytrap:
The key to successfully cultivating your Venus flytrap is to mimic its native North Carolina swamp habitat...with hot humid summers and acidic, nutrient-poor, consistently moist (not wet) soils. While Venus flytraps can be grown as a house plant in bright light, they must have a cold winter dormancy to survive long term so they are better grown in an unheated greenhouse or outdoors.
We produce our Venus flytraps in pure peat moss which not only holds water well, but is naturally acidic. During the growing season, we do not allow our containerized Venus flytraps to dry out, and during winter we drop the temperature to 32-38 degrees F, keeping them just barely moist.
Venus flytraps never need fertilizer since they get all the nutrients they need from the decomposing peat moss and from stray insects that they catch. Never feed Venus flytraps meat...animal flesh has much more fat in it than insects do and will cause the flytrap to rot and die.
Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is undoubtedly one of the most exotic plant there is, fascinating us with its carnivorous nature and lightning-quick traps. Venus flytraps are American native plants, growing wild alongside sarracenia (pitcher plants) in low, sandy, nutrient-poor areas within a 90 mile radius of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Although there are millions of Venus flytraps in containers and in gardens thanks to tissue culture, there are less than 40,000 individual Venus flytrap plants left in the wild due to development and plant poachers. We hope you will support ethical production and buy Venus flytrap only from folks like us who sell nursery-propagated plants.
Looking for where to buy Venus flytrap? Plant Delights is your source for Venus flytrap plant. When you want to know 'where can I buy a Venus flytrap?', we hope you will check out our list of ethically propagated Venus flytrap for sale. Even if you don't buy Venus flytrap from Plant Delights Nursery, please buy from a reputable dealer, not a poacher.