Plant Care Venus Fly Trap
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Venus Fly Trap

4.4 out of 5 (12 experiences)

Venus Fly Trap has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet
Venus Fly Trap has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Dionaea muscipula
Dionaea
Droseraceae
Caryophyllales

What other plant parents say

Venus Fly Trap has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 5
Venus Fly Trap has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Venus Fly Trap has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Venus Fly Trap has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Venus Fly Trap has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Venus Fly Trap has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Cat avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Venus Fly Trap named Venus Flytrap by Cat on Greg, the plant care app
03/08/2021

Sit PLASTIC pot in a dish (glazed or plastic) filled with a few centimeters of water. Make sure the dish always has water. Do not water from the top. Soil should be peat moss. Do not fertilize, that …

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@Carrie
Scranton, PA
Rating of the plant Venus Fly Trap named Killer by Carrie on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

I bought a $5 clearance plant from a big box store that was gnat infested. Ugh. I've been treating all of my plants with mosquito bits and sticky traps, but saw this guy today and figured it couldn't…

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@Erynschmeck1
Tunkhannock, PA
Rating of the plant Venus Fly Trap named Sara Paulson by Erynschmeck1 on Greg, the plant care app
04/15/2021

They’re super low maintenance once you get their positioning right. Just loads of indirect bright light, the right soil, and not quite letting the soil dry out before the next water.

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@Maiyawinter
Boulder, CO
Rating of the plant Venus Fly Trap named Tiny by Maiyawinter on Greg, the plant care app
03/10/2021

It’s a hard plant, it takes a lot of work. But I love it. If you’re looking for a plant with a little more hands on, this is the plant for you

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@Austythefox…
Erie, PA
Rating of the plant Venus Fly Trap named Penelope by Austythefoxy14 on Greg, the plant care app
03/02/2021

You don’t HAVE to feed it for it to live, (for a few month or so) but when you do it just needs one bit of food for one mouth” once a month

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@Wingsofwarr…
Harrison Township, MI
Rating of the plant Venus Fly Trap named Corman by Wingsofwarriors on Greg, the plant care app
03/15/2021

It’s only a pest magnet because it eats the little buggies! 10/10 would recommend getting!

Dianaj333 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Venus Fly Trap named Gucci💸 by Dianaj333 on Greg, the plant care app
03/28/2021

Less is more. Water is the main thing that is need to grow it.

How to care for Venus Fly Trap

Water

How often to water your Venus Fly Trap

Water needs for Venus Fly Trap
0.5 cups
every 7

Venus Fly Trap 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

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Venus Fly Trap in your home

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

Venus Fly Trap 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 does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Venus Fly Trap in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Venus Fly Trap

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

Care Summary for Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap


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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