This truly unique plant grown from flower seeds is a carnivorous plant. It catches its prey, mainly insects and arachnids, with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant's leaves and is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces.
The speed of the Venus flytrap closing can vary depending on the amount of humidity, light, size of prey, and general growing conditions. The speed with which traps close can be used as an indicator of the Venus flytrap's general health.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 8 - 10 Height: 9 inches Environment: Full sun to partial shade Soil Type: Poor, acidic soil with good drainage Deer Resistant: Yes House Plant: Yes Latin Name: Dionaea Muscipula
Temperature: 70F Average Germ Time: Scarify the seeds. Follow scarification by one-month cold stratification before sowing. Germination 28 - 35 days. Light Required: Yes Depth: Do not cover seeds Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination, bottom water tray using only distilled water, tap water may kill the seedlings. Plant Spacing: 9 inches