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Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Regular price $12.00 CAD
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Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

The Venus Flytrap is nature's own little marvel, a carnivorous plant that captures the imagination as easily as it catches its prey. Native to the wetlands of North and South Carolina, this fascinating plant brings a touch of prehistoric wonder to your home or office.

Key Features

  • Scientific Name: Dionaea muscipula
  • Common Name: Venus Flytrap
  • Origin: Wetlands of North and South Carolina, USA
  • Family: Droseraceae
  • Cultural Significance: Symbol of unique adaptations in nature, popular in science education

Benefits of the Venus Flytrap

  1. Natural Pest Control: Catches small insects, helping to keep your space bug-free.
  2. Educational Value: Perfect for teaching children about plant adaptations and biology.
  3. Conversation Starter: Its unique appearance and behavior make it a great talking point.
  4. Low Space Requirement: Compact size makes it suitable for small spaces and terrariums.

Care Instructions

  • Watering: Keep soil consistently moist. Use distilled water or rainwater to avoid mineral buildup.
  • Light: Bright, direct sunlight for at least 4 hours a day. Artificial grow lights can supplement.
  • Soil: Use nutrient-poor, acidic soil mix specifically for carnivorous plants.
  • Temperature: Prefers 70-95°F (21-35°C) during growing season. Needs a winter dormancy period.
  • Humidity: High humidity is beneficial. Consider using a humidity tray.
  • Feeding: Avoid fertilizers. Plant catches its own food. Manual feeding is possible but not necessary.

Size and Growth

  • Mature Size: Typically grows 4-5 inches in diameter.
  • Growth Rate: Slow to moderate, producing new traps throughout the growing season.
  • Current Size: Sold in 3-inch pots, containing 3-5 small traps.

Versatility

Ideal for sunny windowsills, terrariums, or outdoor bog gardens in suitable climates. Great for homes, classrooms, and offices as an educational and decorative plant.

Customer Reviews

"My Venus Flytrap arrived healthy and has been thriving. It's fascinating to watch it catch flies!" - Mike R.

"An excellent addition to my carnivorous plant collection. Low maintenance and always a hit with visitors." - Emma S.

Shipping and Arrival Care

  • Plants are carefully packaged to protect delicate traps during shipping.
  • Upon arrival, unpack immediately and place in a bright location.
  • Water thoroughly with distilled water and allow excess to drain.

Propagation

Venus Flytraps can be propagated by division of offshoots or by leaf cuttings. Best done during the growing season.

Common Issues

  • Blackening traps may indicate overfeeding or exposure to tap water. Use distilled water only.
  • Weak or floppy growth could mean insufficient light. Increase light exposure gradually.
  • Fungal issues may occur in overly wet conditions. Ensure good air circulation and avoid overwatering.

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Note on Appearance

Photographs are representative of the species. Individual plants may vary in size, trap numbers, and coloration, especially depending on the season and growing conditions.

Sun: Indirect

High light plants have specific care requirements that involve an abundance of sunlight for optimal growth. To ensure their well-being, high light plants necessitate a minimum of 6 hours of direct, bright light daily. It is essential to place these plants in the brightest location in your home to allow them to thrive and reach their full potential.

Light: Medium - Bright

Venus fly trap plants flourish in bright light but can also withstand medium light conditions. An optimal location with medium light in your home would be positioned midway between a window of average size, ensuring consistent illumination. They can be situated anywhere between the center of the room and the window. Keep in mind that the growth of plants is influenced by the amount of light they receive.

Water: Keep Mostly Moist

High water plants such as the Venus Fly Trap need regular and frequent watering for optimal growth and performance. It is recommended to water these plants 3 to 4 times a week to ensure they receive adequate moisture. This frequent watering schedule is necessary because high water plants like the Venus Fly Trap are generally fast-growing and have shallow roots, requiring more water to thrive.

Humidity: High

They thrive in environments with high humidity levels, so aim to provide daily misting or as frequently as feasible. Alternatively, positioning them near a humidifier can also enhance their growing conditions. While they can tolerate lower humidity levels, insufficient moisture may result in the development of dry, crispy, or yellow-edged leaves.

Pet Friendly: Yes

While it's reassuring to know that this plant poses minimal risk if your pet happens to nibble on it, we generally advise against allowing pets to consume any houseplants as a precautionary measure.

Pro Tip

Venus flytraps primarily rely on a diet of live flies or other small insects for sustenance. The crucial aspect of their feeding mechanism lies in capturing prey that is alive; deceased flies are ineffective for Venus flytrap feeding. This is because the insect needs to be active within the trap to trigger its closure and subsequent digestion. Additionally, the prey should be sufficiently small to allow the trap to seal tightly around it, preventing bacterial intrusion.

Similar to numerous other plants, Venus flytraps undergo a period of winter dormancy, during which they may appear seemingly lifeless, with foliage possibly receding. It's essential to maintain them in a warm, well-lit environment during this phase while ensuring that the soil doesn't completely dry out. Opting for rainwater or distilled water for watering purposes is advisable to provide the optimal conditions for their growth and health.


Delivery Policy for Plant Condition

"I have only received part of my order. What to do?

No worries if you've only got part of your order! Our plants come from different nurseries and might arrive in separate shipments, typically 1-2 days apart. It's all part of ensuring your green friends reach you in top-notch condition!

If you do not receive the remaining packages within 48 hours contact support at info@mygreenscape.ca

What is the Life Time Support?

Absolutely! Lifetime support means you can count on us whenever you have questions or uncertainties about your plant. Whether you're puzzled by its behavior or just want to ensure it's thriving, we're here for you. Connect with us on Instagram @mygreenscapeto or shoot us an email at support@mygreenscape.ca.

When it comes to our guarantee for plants shipped with standard or express, rest assured that we offer a 30-day happy healthy plant guarantee on all such shipments. This ensures that your plants are covered for 30 days after delivery, giving you peace of mind regarding their condition. If you have any concerns within this period, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.



For further details, please visit our Local Delivery, Store Pickup, Standard Shipping Guide Page.

What to expect

Your plant will arrive in a standard nursery pot, typically 0.5" - 1" smaller than the stated size to seamlessly fit into your chosen decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are available for separate purchase.

Just like nature intended, each plant is unique, showcasing natural variations in size, shape, and characteristics. Our commitment is to deliver a plant that closely resembles the one featured on our website, matching your chosen size, and with the potential to thrive happily in your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Certainly! If you're pondering about ordering plants online, you're not alone. We've compiled the most frequently asked questions. Check out our FAQ section here for quick answers! Happy planting!

Size Guide

Choosing the right pot size for your plants can be a daunting task, especially if you're new to gardening. But fear not! Our pot sizes chart can help you find the perfect match for your plants, ensuring they have enough space to grow and thrive. With our guide, you'll be able to confidently choose the right pot size and plant variety for your gardening needs.

Plant Pot Size Guide.

Plant & Pot Size Chart
Extra Small 7-10 cm 2.5 - 3 inches
Small 11-12 cm 3.5 - 4 inches
Medium 14-17 cm 5 - 6 inches
Large 19-21 cm 8 - 10 inches
Extra Large 24-27 cm 12 - 14 inches


All sizes are specified in product details.

Your Complete Guide to Pot Sizes: What Size Should You Choose?

When selecting a pot for your plant, it's important to find the right size. But with all the different options out there, how do you know which one is best? We're here to help!

MyGreenscape's pot sizes chart is a great resource for finding your perfect fit. Our easy-to-read chart takes out all the guesswork and helps you quickly choose the right size for your plant.

Smaller pots are best for seedlings or small plants just starting out. These tend to be shallow but wide, allowing enough room for the roots of the young plant but not too much where they get overcrowded. Medium-sized pots are ideal when your plant has grown from its infancy and is ready for more space. These are deeper and wider than small pots, so that it can accommodate larger root systems - making sure your plant gets enough nourishment while still giving it breathing room. Large pots are top choice if you have an established plant in need of lots of space - think trees and large shrubs! The spacious depth and width allow plenty of room for deep root systems without struggling for air or light.

No matter what size you choose, MyGreenscape has got you covered, with our pot sizes chart guaranteeing you find the perfect fit every time!

Light Guide

Types of indoor lights

Still unsure about the type of lighting you receive?
Email us at support@mygreenscape.ca for assistance.

 

Care Guide

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PRO TIPS

To prevent both under-watering and overwatering, use a well-draining potting mix and allow excess water to escape. Always check the soil moisture before adding more water to keep your plants thriving.

Customer Reviews

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Perfectly wrapped for its long journey to my place. I was astound to see how much care was given to packaging to ensure the preservation of my purchase. WOW!

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Sarah

They arrived pretty beat up and only lasted 2 days when I opened it most traps were closed already.

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Jennifer N.

Showed up all upside-down from carrier but they're thriving so far.