Plant Care Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin)

Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin)

Taxonomy

Dionaea 'Gremlin'
Dionaea
Droseraceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin)

💦 Water

How often to water your Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin)

Water needs for Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin)
0.5 cups
every 7

Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin) needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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.

Calculate water needs of Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin)

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin) in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin): 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin) love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin) does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin) in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin)

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin): 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 Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin) after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin) is sensitive to dry soil and should be watered frequently. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin) requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin) enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.


🪴 Soil

Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin) does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin) grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin) to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin) is native to the Carolinas.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin)

Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin)

Venus Fly Trap (Gremlin)


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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