Venus Plant Carnivorous Fly Trap Plant 11cm

Venus Plant Carnivorous Fly Trap Plant 11cm

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Venus flytraps also known as Dionaea muscipula are captivating carnivorous plants known for their unique traps. 

Each trap consists of two hinged lobes with sensitive trigger hairs inside. When an insect touches these hairs, the lobes snap shut within seconds, trapping the prey. The inner surface of the trap is lined with small, finger-like structures called cilia that interlock to prevent escape. Over time, the insect is digested, and the trap reopens for the next potential meal.

The traps are usually green or red, and the plant itself grows low to the ground in a rosette form with elongated leaves arising from a central point. It's a remarkable example of nature's adaptations!

LightPlace your Venus flytrap in bright, indirect sunlight. They require about 4-6 hours of sunlight per day.

Watering: Keep the soil damp at all times. Water with purified water when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Never let the plant stand in water. It’s best to use purified water, distilled water, or rainwater to water your Venus flytrap. These water sources are free from the minerals and chemicals that can be harmful to the plant. If you don't have access to rainwater or distilled water, you can let tap water sit out for a day or two to allow the chlorine to evaporate before using it to water your plant.

Humidity: Venus flytraps thrive in high humidity. Placing the pot on a tray with water or using a humidity tray can help maintain the right level of moisture.

Feeding: While Venus flytraps can capture insects on their own, you can occasionally feed them small insects like flies, crickets, or ants. Don't overfeed them; once a month is usually enough.

Avoid Touching Traps: Avoid triggering the traps by touching them unnecessarily. Traps can only close a limited number of times before they die off.

Dormancy: In the winter, Venus flytraps naturally enter a dormant phase. During this time, reduce watering and keep the plant in a cool location (around 45-50°F or 7-10°C).

Origin: Venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula) are native to the southeastern United States, primarily in North and South Carolina. They are naturally found in boggy, nutrient-poor soils with high humidity levels. The unique structure of their traps has evolved as an adaptation to their habitat, where they supplement their nutrient intake by capturing and digesting insects.

Toxicity: The enzymes they produce for digestion are not harmful to humans. Venus flytraps can be considered mildly toxic to pets, including cats and dogs. While the plant itself is not highly toxic, it's best to keep pets from ingesting it.

This plant is supplied in nursery plastic pot: ϕ-8cm x h-7cm ( Please note that decorative pot is not included)