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Venus Fly Traps

Venus Fly Traps originate from the wetlands of the Carolinas. Renowned for their unique ability to trap and digest insects, these low-growing perennials feature jaw-like structures triggered by sensitive hairs. Adaptable to various environments, they thrive in acidic, nutrient-poor soils and require ample sunlight. Venus Fly Traps showcase nature’s ingenuity, serving as both intriguing curiosities and effective pest controllers in homes and gardens.

Plant Care Guide

Full Sunlight


Venus Fly traps thrive in a spot that receives 12 daily hours of light in the growing season during spring through fall. 4 hours of that light should be bright direct sunlight.

Frequent Watering


Venus fly traps, the anomalies that they are like to be watered with rainwater better than tap water. Distilled water can be a substitute if rainwater can’t be collected. To water a Venus Fly trap, place the pot into a small dish with 1 cm of water to soak, keep the soil moist.



Venus Fly Traps should have a 1:1 mixture of peat moss and perlite. There are other replacement materials such as horticultural sand and wood-based materials as long as they have a low pH. Your plant should be repotted every 6 to 12 months.

High Humidity


Fly Traps thrive in temperatures between 70 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, they can survive in temperatures as low as 40 degrees if well protected. The plants also like a humid space with good air circulation, humidifiers can help support that.

Winter Dormancy

Additional Notes

Venus fly traps go through a dormancy beginning in the fall. Their leaves will fall off and looks as though it has died but it lives underground.