Growing a Venus fly trap has been a truly rewarding experience. I purchased the plant over the summer and it has provided a interesting amount of growth. It has caught a lot of flies that I was not even aware were in my home.
The Venus flytrap can be a easy plant to grow if you follow instructions. ''
- The Venus flytrap is a bog plant so it requires constant moisture. It grows in a mixture of sand, and peat most so the soil is always a bit spongy. When you water the Venus you want to be sure you use distilled water or rain water.
- Venus fly traps supply their own nutrients so there is no need to fertilize. Those flies are more than enough. When your flytrap catches a fly eventually the trap and that whole stem will die. You want to remove the stem once it turns black. If you do not remove those dead leaves your plant will suffer.
- Do not tease your fly trap, inside of the mouth of the trap is a small trigger. The trigger is a small hair like growth that when touched closes the mouth of the Venus. This takes energy and will stress the plant if it is not catching any bugs.