Dionaea Muscipula | Venus Fly Trap
The Dionaea Muscipula, otherwise known as the venus fly trap is characterized by its ability to eat live bugs such as flies. This plant originated in North Carolina.
Botanical Name: Dionaea Muscipula
Nicknames: Venus Fly Trap
Origin: North America
Size: The size of
Lighting: The elephant ear prefers very bright direct light.
Watering: This plant needs to remain moist but without being soggy. The roots are sensitive and should only be watered with distilled water.
Fertilizing: Do not fertilize as this will hard the roots.
Temperature: Between 60°-90° F, keepaway from cold drafts.
Humidity: Venus fly trap prefers normal household humidity.
Pruning: Trim the flowering stems unless you want seeds.
Propagation: Use plant division or seeds. Seeds take years to grow.
Potential Problems: The roots are very sensitive and use of proper water and soil is essential for a healthy fly trap.
Poison Information: Not poisonous