Venus Fly Traps

Venus Fly Trap

Sometimes sold as a novelty plant, other times promoted as educational, we think that Venus Fly Traps are just one example of the wonders of Mother Nature.

Any plants that feed on insects, that will grow well indoors are always worth a try.

Venus Fly Traps are one of the more most popular carnivorous plants and Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula) Like other carnivorous plants they trap small insects in a cavity.

With only one species, collectors look for different forms such as ‘Akai Ryu’ which is a red form rather than the usual green.


Venus fly traps are fairly easy to grow indoors, most suppliers will provide instructions with the plant, they make a great introduction to the world of carnivorous plants.

Some of the more important care aspects include:

  • Clean, pure water, use rainwater or boiled water
  • Growing medium need to be moisture retentive but low in nutrients
  • When in active growth, 3 – 4 hours of direct sun and an additional 7 hours of good filtered light
  • You can feed them with small insects, however not meat
  • Venus fly traps do have a natural dormancy and require a cool period when dormant

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Venus Fly Traps are available for sale from the following nurseries

PREDATORY PLANTS – phone – (650) 720-5195
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Specializing in carnivorous plants. venus flytraps, pitcher plants, nepenthes, sundews, sarracenia

CASCADE CARNIVORES – phone: 4253515967
13340 SE 79th PL Newcastle WA postcode: 98059
Carnivorous plant nursery located in Washington state offering tropical pitcher plants, butterworts, Dewy Pines and more. We ship Dewy Pines plants. US sales only.