Plant Care Dionaea muscipula 'B-52'

Dionaea muscipula 'B-52'

Taxonomy

Dionaea muscipula 'B-52'
Dionaea
Droseraceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Dionaea muscipula 'B-52'

💦 Water

How often to water your Dionaea muscipula 'B-52'

Water needs for Dionaea muscipula 'B-52'
0.5 cups
every 7

Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' 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 Dionaea muscipula 'B-52'

Water 0.5 cups every
7

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dionaea muscipula 'B-52': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dionaea muscipula 'B-52'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dionaea muscipula 'B-52': 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 Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' 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.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' 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 🏡.

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🐶 🐈 👶 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

Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' 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.

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🪴 Soil

Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' 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!

Best Soil Mix for Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' →


💩 Fertilizer

Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' 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 Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' 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

Dionaea muscipula 'B-52' 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 Dionaea muscipula 'B-52'

Dionaea muscipula 'B-52'

Dionaea muscipula 'B-52'


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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