Mini Dionaea Muscipula (Venus Flytrap)

$9.35 incl. GST

Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 8cm

POT SIZE
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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The Venus Flytrap (Dionaea Muscipula) is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States in North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • It catches its prey, chiefly insects and arachnids, with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant's leaves, which is triggered by tiny hairs (called "trigger hairs" or "sensitive hairs") on their inner surfaces.
  • When an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap prepares to close, snapping shut only if another contact occurs within approximately twenty seconds of the first strike.
  • Triggers may occur if one-tenth of the insect is within contact.
  • The requirement of redundant triggering in this mechanism serves as a safeguard against wasting energy by trapping objects with no nutritional value, and the plant will only begin digestion after five more stimuli to ensure it has caught a live bug worthy of consumption.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Grow them in a plastic pot with good drainage.
  • Use a 1:1 mixture of peat moss, and horticultural sand or gravel.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Feed them small insects if they appear unhealthy.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Give them 12 hours of direct sunlight.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Water them with distilled water or rainwater, not tap water.

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