Venus Fly Trap Care Guide

Venus Fly trap care is a pretty simple thing once you understand that your venus flytrap plant is like other plants. It needs soil, water, and light.

It is just that it grows in an acidic, nutrient deficient, very moist environment. Focus on providing these things for your plant, and your Venus Flytrap will thrive and grow as you care for your plant.

How to take care of a Venus Fly trap?

Venus fly trap is one of those plants that eat insects and it is not so difficult to grow Carnivorous plant in indoors, so as long as you have a buggy spot for them to live, it is enough for the carnivorous plant to take of itself. 

A sunlight through the window where doors open and frequently lets the insects near to it is perfect.

Special care for Venus trap is needed during the winter months as they need as much sun and heat .It is the dormant or resting period during the winter months for indoor Venus fly trap plants.

Venus fly trap has all the heat and humidity anybody could stand during the summer months and freezing temperatures in the winter. So rather than worrying and looking for "how to care for a Venus fly trap".

Provide these native conditions to you newly bought fly trap and you will see the growth and success of growing a carnivore Venus flytrap plant.

Taking Care of Venus fly trap is so simple if the following is properly followed when growing the plants, watering and repotting

How to feed a Venus fly trap ?

Feeding a Venus fly trap plant is the first important step in taking care of a Venus fly trap. When growing a venus trap plant in the house, It is very important to know, what to  feed venus fly trap and how to feed venus fly trap.

venus flytrap plants grow in a place where nitrogen and nutrient content in the soil are very low and they get essential nutrients to live by trapping insects flying nearby them. so insects are the best food for venus fly trap. one dead or live insect per week to one of the trap is the venus fly trap food schedule for the plant. 

When you overfeed the plants they may not able to intake the insects essence and sometimes, we have seen it affected the leaves to rot.  This is it about venus fly trap feeding.

Water

Generally, flytraps are well known for being tough to care for, but it is very important to provide its native conditions. Venus fly trap plant normally lives and grows in warm and hotter places where there is limited source of water and it can tolerate temperatures down to the low 40s F.

When watering the plant avoid normal water and use reverse osmosis or distilled water. Minerals in normal water will damage the roots of the plant and eventually kills the plant.

Also, Do not use boiled tap water for the Venus fly traps, boiled water doesn't remove chlorine and other dissolved minerals in water. Instead, when you boil the water it increases the concentration of chlorine and mineral contents that affects the roots and then kills the plant.

Sun Light

Flytraps often survive in hard sunlight under native living conditions but when grow then in pots, they tend to adapt to grow in a restricted environment. Under these circumstances it cannot be left to grow in sunlight always.

Small Venus trap plant should not be exposed to sun light not more than 2 hours otherwise the hot sun will burn the leaves.

A medium sized Venus fly trap plant can get up to 5 hours of sun light and then shade.

Big, Large and adult Venus fly trap plant can get 50% sunlight and 50% shade.

Soil

Venus Flytraps are observed to perform best when they are planted in a peaty or mossy medium that drains well.

Do not use the potting soil or any other soil that is rich in nutrient which will affect the root. Soil for Venus fly traps should more acidic and poor. We have seen Venus fly traps growing better in poor soul that we repot once in a year

Temperature

The optimum temperature to grow a Venus fly trap plant is between 45 degrees to 98 degree Fahrenheit.

Fertilizer

Unlike normal plant, Venus plants don not require any fertilizer to feed. just feed it with insects! 

Trimming and Dormant Care

Venus fly traps will be in dormant state from November to February and during that period remove the old leaves and traps when they turn black and need to keep plants at 35 to 45 degree Fahrenheit temperature.

Transplanting or Repotting

Use Peat moss when you are transplanting the plants, the plants tend to shrink and fold their leaves towards back and over the bulb when they are removed from the soil.

The best time to repot is early spring and Venus flytraps can be moved from pot during this time. Freezing may not be an issue.

Light

Place the plant in bright but indirect sunlight indoors.

Venus Fly Trap Care Instructions

  • Should not use soap of detergent to wash the draining container of Venus trap plants. This will burn the root and most carnivorous plants are acidic and native to pure rain water.
  • Do not change the potting soil frequently. It is advisable to change once or twice in a month.
  • Don’t water regularly, watering once in a week is sufficient for the Venus trap plant to grow.
  • Don’t overfeed your Venus Fly Trap, your Venus Fly Trap needs to feed once in a week.
  • Only feed your Venus plant live or freshly killed bugs. Other food could affect the plant.
  • Remove all those leaves that turned brown, or else they will rot and get infected with fungus gnats
  • Growing medium of the plant should damp and wet all along the year
  • Finally, do not try to test the plant by poking your finger or any other stuff near to the traps, the Venus fly trap plant wastes its energy you may get hurt by the traps of Venus fly trap
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