Green Venus Fly Trap Carnivorous Plant - Dionaea muscipula
This version is green on the outside and can get a nice red coloring on the inside. A cool little bug-eating live plant it is one of the "fastest" reacting and moving plants on earth. Similar to most plants the Venus Flytrap gathers nutrients from the air and soils, but since they adapted to a poor soil environment they gathered nutrients from trapping insects. It attracts bugs with its sugary syrup and once the trigger hairs get bent it will close on the prey and has a digestive enzyme to convert that prey into fertilizer. The Venus Flytrap belongs to the carnivorous plants native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast USA. It loves being in a pot full of damp sphagnum moss and can handle bright to part-shade lighting. The traps range in size from 1/16 inch to an inch long or longer depending on the plant.
Black traps?! Don't worry, there are a number of reasons and it may be part of the natural cycle of a trap that has already digested plenty. If you have received yours and some of the traps have turned black you can just pick them off. So long as the plant is continuing to put out new growth to replace the old traps you can remove all the dead parts as this is part of the normal part of the plant's lifecycle. If all the traps are turning black then it can be due to poor lighting or water problems. Venus Flytraps prefer distilled or spring water, tap or bottled water that often has high levels of dissolved minerals can burn the plant's roots. Adding fertilizer to the soil will hurt the plant, they need nutrient-poor soil. Since they like high humidity, a terrarium is frequently a preferred home for them.
Available in the following packaging based on your preference:
- Nursery Pot - Standard plastic 2-inch planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it.
- Diana Planter - This plant comes packaged in a white round porcelain planter pot ready for your home or office space with a bamboo tray to catch drips when watered.
If your plant needs added humidity our Plant Mister would make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty.
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Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.
- Botanical Name
- Dionaea muscipula
- Common Names
- Venus Fly Trap, venus flytrap, VFT
- Plant Type
- Herbaceous with perennial lifecycle
- Mature Size
- 6 to 9 inches tall; Can spread 6 to 9 inches
- Sun Exposure
- Can handle full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type
- Swamp like, poor drainage, kept moist - using moss helps retain moisurel
- Soil pH
- Acidic loving
- Bloom Time
- Generally around May to June but also seen some go into September in Florida.
- Flower Color
- White flowers
- Hardiness Zones
- Zone 5-8 outdoors can grow elsewhere with a good winter
- Native Area
- USA, the Carolinas
All our plants ship exclusively with UPS to ensure they arrive timely and in good condition. We ship most of our plants Mondays & Tuesdays to most of the USA to ensure they arrive speedy to your location. If you order on a Tuesday after 12 PM ET it is possible that we would not ship it till the following Monday.
We monitior the weather in each destination location to maximize the shipping time and utilize thermal protection to ensure that the plant is protected. You can add a heatpack or thermal bag to your order if temperatures at night fall below 40 degrees.
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The plant arrived dead/close to dead. It’s way smaller than the photo suggests and just looks to be low quality. Customer service would not issue a refund and TBD if they accept my return (offered to send a replacement, which I said I did not want). Overall, not happy with my first purchase from Verdant Lyfe and recommend prospective buyers to look elsewhere.
Received our Venus fly trap in great condition about 6 weeks ago, it is still doing well, we love it. Highly recommend and we Would buy from Verdant Lyfe again!
Plant arrived in perfect condition and is doing great.
I wasn’t aware of the type of care it needed!
The shipping time of the plants was great and I was so excited to get my venus fly traps in, I ordered the 2”in nursery, but when they arrived almost all of the fly traps were dead.