Plant Care Fly-Poison


About Fly-Poison

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.


Amianthium muscitoxicum

Also known as

Amianthium and fly poison

How to care for Fly-Poison


How often to water your Fly-Poison

Water needs for Fly-Poison
0.5 cups
every 9

Fly-Poison needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Fly-Poison in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fly-Poison: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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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How to fertilize Fly-Poison

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fly-Poison: repot after 2X growth

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.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Fly-Poison


Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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