You will be wondering how to take care of a venus flytrap. Whether you are a whole new flytrap owner or you are considering purchasing one, you will be content to know it is a fairly easy plant to grow.
The fancy identify for a Venus flytrap is Dionaea Muscipula. Don’t let that worry you, I am sure your plant will not mind just one bit if you give it a much cooler name. Or, or else feeling creative, you can just call it by they have common name.
A flytrap plant can be grown indoors or outdoors. If you are growing it indoors, make sure the item receives plenty of sunlight. It needs 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. A lot of these plants fail indoors due to a lack of natural light. Of course , this does not apply during it’s period of dormancy.
If watering your venus flytrap, be careful not to over-water. The garden soil should be moist, but should not be soggy or wet. When your plant and it’s roots are too wet, the plant will probably rot. It is recommended that you use distilled water or rain water for your plant. Make sure the pot you are using has cracks on the bottom so that water can drain freely into a waters tray. One way to manage watering it is to allow for 1/4″ connected with water in the bottom tray. When the tray is dried up, water again.
If your flytrap is not able to catch bugs inside, you can feed it live bugs. It needs live drive so that the motion of a wiggling bug will stimulate often the hairs in the traps that cause it to close. If all those things you are able to get your hands on is a dead bug, you can feed them to you flytrap and wiggle it gently, creating the trick of a live bug. You will become more comfortable feeding it as you learn how to take care of a your new plant. Your flytrap is able to go for long periods of time without eating a bug. In order to see it eat a bug, and who doesn’t, then you can take care of it no more than once a month.
If in doubt with a venus flytrap, you can just put the plant outdoors and allow it all to sit in full sun for most of the day and keep 1/2″ of water in the tray.
Your plant must begin dormancy for 3-4 months in the winter. If you do not allow for a new dormant period, it will die.