Dionaea muscipula 'Typical'

Dionaea muscipula ‘Typical’

$10.00

Size: You will receive a young plant 2-3 inches in diameter
Native region: Southeastern United States

A Venus Flytrap catches bugs with a trapping structure at the end of each leaf. Tiny hairs on the inner surface of the trap are triggered when touched. If two or more hairs are touched within twenty seconds of each other, the trap will snap shut. Requiring redundant triggering helps conserve energy if objects with no nutritional value such as leaf litter happen to contact the trap. If a bug triggers a trap to snap shut and continues stimulating the hairs inside, the trap will seal completely, forming a ‘stomach’. After sealing shut, the trap will begin secreting digestive enzymes to break down the bug into usable nutrients for the plant.

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 Growing requirements

Mature size: 3-5 inches tall
Light: Full sun
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, pure peat, or peat-sand mix
Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, or fish food every 2-3 weeks, do not fertilize or use soil with additives
Humidity: 50-90%
Water: Wet at all times, use rain or distilled water, tap water may be used if it is low in salts and minerals (PPM of 50-140, the lower the number the better)
Temperature: 65-82°F during warm months, 32-55°F during cool months
Dormancy period: Reduce temperatures to 32-55°F, shorten light periods to 10 hours, and provide less water (but don’t allow to dry out). Keep the plant in dormancy conditions for 3-5 months.

Visit our resource page for printer friendly care information and initial planting instructions. This information will also be included with your shipment.

Please keep in mind:

  • All plants are shipped bare root to reduce the risk of spreading harmful pests that can live in soil.
  • Individual plants will vary slightly in fullness and size, they will not be identical to the photo.
  • Currently we only ship within the United States.

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