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Venus Fly Trap (House Plant)Dionaea muscipulaVenus Flytrap

Tender Perennial

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A plant that lives for more than two years.
Susceptible to damage or death at temperatures below 5C.

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One of the best known carnivorous plants available

Fascinating carniverous plant

Easy to look after Indoor Plant

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Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 20cm (8in)

Tender Perennial

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full sunsun or semi shade

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Description

One of the best known carnivorous plants available, the Venus Fly Trap makes a fascinating houseplant. Wide ‘traps’ are held open, promising nectar to unsuspecting insects. Flies that land on these traps are instantly imprisoned as the traps snap shut around them. The traps then become fused around the prey and slowly digest them over the next 2 weeks.

These intriguing house plants may not be the prettiest, but they will certainly make a talking point. Dionaea muscipula do require specific care to thrive, but the effort is well worth it, and they make an absorbing subject to learn about. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 20cm (8").


Note: Avoid setting off the traps unnecessarily as this requires considerable energy and is likely to damage the plant.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Please note: Some houseplants are toxic or harmful to pets if ingested. If you believe your pet has consumed a poisonous plant then seek veterinary attention immediately. Take a sample of the plant with you.


1 x 9cm potted venus fly trap plant (KA2891)
3 x 9cm potted venus fly trap plants (KA2892)

How to Grow
Grow Venus Fly Traps in plenty of bright light, with at least 4 hours of full sun per day. They require a frost free position such as a cool conservatory, porch, or bright room indoors with a temperature of 15C (60F) - 32C (90F).
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Originating from swamps and wet savannahs in the south-east USA, Dionaea muscipula will need permanently moist (but not soggy) soil. This is best achieved by regular watering in a water tray throughout the growing season - avoid watering from above. Always use rainwater or distilled water, as carnivorous plants are particularly sensitive to the chemicals contained in tap water. Venus Fly Traps do not need feeding - they will catch all of the food that they need themselves.

In autumn, Venus Fly Traps become dormant and the compost should be kept just moist. Resume watering, when plants start into growth again. During winter Dionaea plants require a temperature of around 5C (32F).

Delivery

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Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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