Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula
Venus Fly Trap | Dionaea Muscipula | Venus Fly Trap Plant
In the wild Dionaea muscipula can be found growing in wet peaty swamps in North and South Carolina in the southern states of North America, venus flytraps are not tropical but are infact temperate .
These fly trapping plants do well on a sunny windowsill or frostfree greenhouse.Stand the plant in a large saucer of rainwater from March to Sept allways watering from the saucer,pinch out any flower buds before they form as these can weaken the plants.Never make the traps shut artificially or force feed the plants . During the Winter months venus flytraps will go into dormancy,if growing indoors move the plants to a much cooler position at this time,keep the compost just damp rather than wet and remove any dead foliage.Plants can be repotted in our com 1 Feb-March time when they will come back into full growth.