Dionaea muscipula, commonly known as Venus flytrap, is a carnivorous plant that prefers high humidity and grows nutrient-poor soil.
Sunlight: Full sunlight, filtered sunlight with minimum 4 hours full sunlight, symptoms of insufficient sunlight include traps that are not pink in colour.
Water: Keep soil moist at all times, but do not stand pot in water. Water with distilled water or rain water as Venus flytraps do not like minerals in the water.
Fertiliser: Venus flytraps do not require fertilizing, feeding of live insects can be done, but not more than one insect per trap a week. Venus flytrap requires live insects to start digestion, if using dead insects, the ‘hair’ in the trap has to be stimulated (using a toothpick or thin leaf to poke through the trap) after it closes to start the digestion process. Feeding the Venus flytrap is not required if it is kept outdoors.
Plant size: approx. 10cm tall (vary in sizes)
Rootball size: 6.5cmØ x 8.5cmH (may vary in sizes)
Pot type: Plant comes in coloured landscape pot (with drainage holes)
* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.
* Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter has to be larger than the rootball size.
Dionaea muscipula prefers growing in nutrient-poor, moisture retaining soil, do not plant into the ground as it is hard to replicate the boggy soil Venus flytraps prefer.
Light and Water Requirements
All plants depend on light for their survival, thus making sure your Dionaea muscipula plants get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. In a container, group your plants with other plants of similar light and water requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.