The height of the Venus Fly Trap plant is no more than 0.15 m. The perennial flower Venus flytrap is an insectivorous herb. The stem is bulbous. During flowering, a tall peduncle appears, on which a corymbose inflorescence is formed, consisting of white flowers. From a short underground stem, 4–7 leaf plates grow, which form a rosette. After the bush has faded, traps from 0.08 to 0.15 m long begin to grow. The traps of the Carnivorous plant are colored green; under intense light, the color of their inner cavity becomes reddish. Traps are formed at the tops of the petioles, which are collected in a socket. Over time, the petioles take up a vertical position. The trap includes 2 flaps with sparse bristles. The trap has glands inside that are capable of producing nectar that attracts the victim. The plant is able to digest its prey in 5-10 days and digest 2-3 insects, and then it dies off.
How to grow Dionaea Muscipula :
The seeds of the Venus flytrap should not be stratified, although if they are not sown immediately, they can be stored in a small bag or bottle in the refrigerator so that they stay fresh longer and increase germination at a later sowing. The germination of seeds can be significantly increased if they are pre-soaked. Place the seeds in distilled or rainwater. The soil should be a nutrient medium similar to that used for adult venus flycatchers: a mixture with a very low nutrient content based on sphagnum peat with the addition of other ingredients, for example, quartz sand or perlite, if desired. No "potted soil" (usually with added nutrients). Do not bury the seed. You can gently press the seed into the surface of the nutrient medium with your thumb or index finger, or sift a little fine peat sphagnum dust onto the nutrient medium so that it settles around the seeds. Water. Use only rainwater or distilled water. To water the seeds, use a spray gun to gently moisten the soil surface, or continue spraying to saturate the medium until some water drains, or water from below, allowing the soil to suck water through drainage holes from a tray or bowl of water. . Heat - Keep the seeds and growing container warm. A temperature of 24-32 degrees Celsius and above will greatly help to stimulate faster germination and early healthy growth. Maintain humidity and avoid direct sunlight. How long to wait? Be patient. If all the conditions are met, the first leaves will appear in 14-40 days. The rate of their appearance depends on external factors and the quality of the soil. Heat significantly increases the germination rate of Venus flycatcher seeds. Don't give up too soon and don't let the soil surface dry out and kill the newly emerged root from the newly sprouted seed.