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Venus Fly Trap

Dionaea muscipula

Half-hardy Perennial

Fascinating plant. We provide sensible instructions so you can watch this 'one off' plant mature into an avid fly catcher before your eyes. Suitable for a warm windowsill, conservatory or greenhouse.

Ideal For:
greenhouse, conservatory, exotic garden
Flowering Period:
June, July
Sowing Months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
full sun
    • 1 packet (11 venus fly trap seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £0.99
Sow in an Ericaceous (Rhododendron, Heather, etc.) compost, in a 4in (10cm) pot in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 75-80F (25-27C). Surface sow and do not exclude light. Sow at any time of year. Compost should be damp but not soggy. Lightly press seeds onto the compost, spacing well apart to ensure a good contact. Seal inside a polythene bag or cover with glass and place out of direct sun, but in good light. Provide a humidity of 90% until most have germinated which takes 20-40 days then reduce to 70-80%.

Transplant seedlings after 3-4 true leaves develop. Seedlings are slow growing, once the first set of true leaves has developed, give a VERY WEAK solution of liquid fertiliser once a month.

Never over fertilise as this can kill them.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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