Dionaea muscipula or venus flytraps, are a snappy native perennial that catch bugs for fertilizer! They are the most iconic of the carnivorous plants because they are one of the only plants to employ an "active trap" leaf adaptation to capture bugs. Please treat your venus flytraps as a perennial because they are in fact perennials. Plant Dionaea in full sun to part shade outdoors. Use peat moss in a very large planter. Water from below with a saucer or in a water feature. Or for the lowest maintenance, plant your venus flytrap in a bog garden. Cold hardy to 20F in a pot and 0F in the ground.