Amianthium muscitoxicum is a plant that is poisonous to not just flies but also humans and livestock. It can be found growing as a native plant in moist woods, especially oak forests, bogs, low pinelands, savannas, meadows and sandhills. It does best when receiving a few hours of sun per day.
Also known as
Amianthium and fly poison
How to care for Fly-Poison
Fly-Poison needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Fly-Poison may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Fly-Poison after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.