Venus Fly Trap
The Venus fly trap is probably the most famous carnivorous plant. Its signature lobed leaves have tooth-like edges that snap shut on its prey -- flies and gnats.
CARE + MAINTENANCE
Light + temperature
Venus fly traps require plenty of bright light, including several hours of direct sun, and will not thrive without it.
These plants naturally grow in very warm areas, and tolerate the summer heat of most climates well.
Likes humidity, but doesn't require it.
Your Venus fly trap will be happiest when allowed to sit in standing water at all times. This is the best way to mimic its natural growing conditions and ensure that it never fully dries out. It is highly recommended to use distilled water or collected rain water, as the minerals in most tap water can damage the plant.
Non-toxic. Does not "bite" people, though children should be advised not to poke the plant as it can become stressed when triggered too often.
Venus fly traps go dormant in winter, and require colder temperatures and lower light conditions for several months of the year. It may lose leaves, which is nothing to worry about. Cut off all leaves in spring to make way for new growth.
Why is my Venus fly trap turning black?
In most cases, this is a sign of a normal process. Each leaf has a finite life span of a few months, and will normally turn dark brown and fall away. However, this can also be caused by over feeding, stress, or excess nutrients from the water, soil, or even container. Non-porous containers (e.g. plastic grow pots) are ideal.
Origin + Shipping
Because these plants are delicate and sensitive, we are not currently offering shipping. Venus fly traps are available in our store, or can be purchased online for in-store pickup or local delivery.
All our plants are grown domestically in the United States in Florida, California, or Hawaii, and comply with all phytosanitary and quarantine regulations.