Scientific name: Dionaea muscipula
Common name: Venus Fly Trap
The Venus Fly Trap is a carnivorous plant native to the subtropical wetlands of North and South Carolina. It catches its prey chiefly insects and arachnids, with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of each plant's leaves that trigger by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces. When an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap closes if a different hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first strike.
This intriguing carnivorous plant, whose leaves "snap" shut to trap insects. With their 'fanged jaws' and live prey-catching behaviour, they can attract a lot of attention, whether on a window sill or balcony corner. With a bit of research and some tender love and care, you too can raise your own version of these bizarre and beautiful plants.
Light: Shady bright to partial sunlight.
Water: Water before soil feels dry to the touch. Keep soil moist but not waterlogged. Prefer distilled water, deionized water or rainwater.
Fertiliser: Not necessary for carnivorous plant.
Pot model: HG-0812
Pot type: Plastic pot in 2 parts - Inner liner with drainage for plant potting - Outer pot to contain water drainage or self watering dual purpose.
Pot size: Ø13cm x H11cm
Plant size: Vary in sizes
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