Venus Fly Traps
VENUS FLY TRAPS
These plants need very moist air and the inside of most homes are too dry. For this reason be sure to grow them inside a glass terrarium. You can use a small fish bowl, an oversized wineglass, a large jar or vase. If your home is very dry, your container may need a lid.
Plant your Venus Fly Trap in coarse sphagnum moss and use a spray bottle to keep it moist at all times. Spray toward the side of the container not directly on the plant. DO not add fertilizer and do not let the plant sit in water. Keep in bright light but not direct sun.
If kept healthy, your Venus Fly Trap will live for many years and the trap leaves can get up to 1" in size. Remove any leaves that turn black.
Don't overfeed your plant. The average sized plant only needs 2-3 flies per month. You can add live bugs to the terrarium or drop dead bugs onto an open leaf.
During winter months, lower light levels can cause your flytrap to go dormant. It may lose some leaves or not eat. If possible place in a cooler area until spring.