The Venus Fly Trap is a carnivorous plant native to the subtropical wetlands of North and South Carolina. It catches its prey chiefly insects and arachnids, with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of each plant’s leaves that trigger by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces. When an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap closes if a different hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first strike.
This intriguing carnivorous plant, whose leaves “snap” shut to trap insects. With their ‘fanged jaws’ and live prey-catching behaviour, they can attract a lot of attention, whether on a window sill or balcony corner. With a bit of research and some tender love and care, you too can raise your own version of these bizarre and beautiful plants.
Light: Shady bright to partial sunlight.
Water: Water before soil feels dry to the touch. Keep soil moist but not waterlogged. Prefer distilled water, deionized water or rainwater. Water level indicator – refer to “Plantplus
Pot model: HG-0815
Pot type: Plastic pot and liner with self-watering indicator system
Pot size: Ø15cm x H13cm