Venus Fly Trap
4.4 out of 5 (145 experiences)
About Venus Fly Trap
Venus Flytrap is a carnivorous plant native to North and South Carolina. It is winter hardy in USDA zones 7-10, but can be grown in zones 5 and 6. It needs high humidity, wet, sandy, humusy soil, and sun to partial shade.
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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 Washington, District of Columbia.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 21st, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Washington is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…
January 21st, 2022
Washington is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Washington is expected to increase by 25.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.9 megajoules of energy per…
January 22nd, 2022
This month, Washington is getting an average of 6.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 7.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of d…
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 Washington, District of Columbia ⛅.
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.
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. 😊