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Venus flytrap 'Dionaea muscipula'

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Dionaea muscipula

The Venus Fly Trap is a well-known, spectacular carnivorous plant, which captures insects in its bear trap-like snares. Caring for this special plant is not difficult and can even be done without having to feed it insects.

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Dionaea muscipula
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Flower Dionaea muscipula Dionaea muscipula Dionaea muscipula Dionaea muscipula Flower Dionaea muscipula
Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Place
outdoor
Place
container plant
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
full light
Watering
high
Properties
botanical

Product info

The Venus Fly Trap is a real flycatcher: the most famous and spectacular of all the carnivorous plants. It has the well-known bear trap-like snares which will rapidly snap shut around their prey whereupon the insect is digested. Next the snare will re-open in order to catch more insects. The snares lure insects by emitting a scent attractive to insects. In appearance they look dangerous and exotic, making the plant into a real eye-catcher. The Venus Fly Trap is easy to care for and can be kept and cultivated outdoors or indoors. At Araflora.com you may find many different species and variants of this exotic plant from North America for sale.

Height:
3 cm
3 cm
Width:
6 cm
6 cm
Adult height:
5-10 cm
5-10 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower colour:
White
white
Flower period:
Jan-July
Jan-July
Temperature winter:
-5°C
-5°C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Carnivorous
carnivorous
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Botanical
botanical
Natural habitat:
North America
North America
Altitude range:
300-800 m
300-800 m
 

Plant care

This plant needs a lot of direct sunlight but no chemical fertilizer. Be sure never to let it dry out. The Venus Fly Trap does like a moist environment and prefers being in bright sunlight. Dionaea plants do not need any fertilizer as they will get all their nutrients from the insects they catch. Watering a Venus Fly Trap can best be done with water low in calcium e.g. boiled water or rain-water. Indoors the Dionaea needs to be placed in a sunny spot. Outdoors these exotic plants do well in a wet, sunny environment for example close to a pond. The snares of the Dionaea can snap shut about nine times moreover they are capable of digesting an insect about three times. Of course the plant will also grow its new snares. This Araflora plant is not edible and should be used for decoration purposes only.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Place:
Outdoor
outdoor
Place:
Container plant
container plant
Light:
Full light
full light
Watering:
High
high
Watering tips:
Standing in water
standing in water
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Water spraying:
No-water spraying
no-water spraying
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
15-25°C
15-25°C
Night temperature:
10-20°C
10-20°C
Temperature max:
30°C
30°C
Temperature min:
10°C
10°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
0-20cm
0-20cm
Soil ph:
<6
<6
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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