Venus Fly Trap
4.4 out of 5 (152 experiences)
About Venus Fly Trap
The Venus Flytrap is a carnivorous plant native to North and South Carolina. They typically grow in swampy regions which are low in nitrogen (and essential nutrient for plant growth) and evolved carnivory as a clever solution. Their traps are triggered by small hairs and the closing of their traps is one of the fastest momevents among all plants! Their traps often die off after trapping and digesting prey, so be careful not to trigger them — leave those traps for the bugs 🐜!
Also known as
Red Piranha and Meadow Clams
How to care for Venus Fly Trap
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 located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
February 3rd, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…
February 1st, 2023
Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 44.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
February 2nd, 2023
This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 13.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of dayl…
Venus Fly Trap love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.
Venus Fly Trap does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
January 29th, 2023
The growing potential in Boston is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repot …
What other plant parents say
Venus fly traps like to stay moist but not water logged. They love the bright light, south facing is best but mine is doing fine in my east facing window. Not allowing them to dry out is best as they prefer soil that is slight moist. These plants are incredible and look amazing
I love my carnivorous plants, but this one is one of my neediest plants. It needs constant moisture and constant water.
It also needs to eat. But if whatever you feed it doesn’t fit in it’s little mouths, it will cause the head to die. Make sure when they are small you only give them house flys and make sure the mouth is closed completely around it. 😊