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Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap (Grow Your Own)

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RRP: 5.99
Price: 2.99
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Price 2.69

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Venus Fly Trap - Description

  • Dionaea Muscipula
  • Amazing Carnivorous Plant
  • Plant that Catches & Eats Flies & Spiders
  • Grow Your Own Kit Contains
    • 1x Plant Pot
    • Venus Fly Trap Seeds (Approx. 10 seeds)
    • Growing Medium
    • Plastic Propagation Chamber (This is the Outer Packaging)
  • Pot Size: 5cm Diameter
  • Easy to Grow (Please Read Sowing & Care Instructions Below)
  • Suitable for Indoors
  • Can be Transplanted into Bigger Pot

Venus Fly Trap - Uses

  • Attractive indoor plant
  • Carnivorous plant - will eat house insects including spiders & flies
  • Ideal in office, windowsills or apartments
  • Makes a great gift

Venus Fly Trap - Sowing Instructions

  • Remove packaging carefully & keep plastic cover
  • Add water retaining disk to base of pot
  • Add the soil provided to the pot
  • Wet the soil with clean water
  • Place all the seeds in the pot
  • Sow 0.5cm deep
  • Cover lightly with soil
  • Moisten the soil lightly
  • Cover with clear plastic to aid germination
  • Once sprouts emerge, remove the plastic

Venus Fly Trap - Care

  • Venus fly trap requires 12 hours of light during the growing season
  • They require 4 hours of direct sunlight each day
  • Keep soil moist with clean water - Distilled or deionized water is ideal
  • Tap water can be harmful to venus fly trap plants
  • Position in a bright south east facing window
  • As plant develops, transplant into a larger pot
  • Remove flowering stalks as they develop
  • Venus fly trap requires a period of dormancy each Winter
  • You can feed the traps dead insects but the venus fly trap can feed itself!

Venus Fly Trap - Quick Facts

  • Venus fly traps are hardy plants & can withstand frosty conditions
  • They are herbaceous perennials & die back every Winter but return each Spring
  • Venus fly traps come from boggy & swampy lands of North & South Carolina
  • Hairs on the inside of the leaf tells the plant when prey are near
  • How the venus fly trap snaps shut is still not fully understood, but may involve rapid cell growth within the leaves

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