The Venus Flytrap is a perennial that is native to the coast of North Carolina. It catches its own fertilizer by snapping shut on bugs!
Plant in full sun to part shade outdoors. Use peat moss and perlite in a very large planter and keep it wet. In a bog garden, use a mixture of peat moss and sand. It loses its leaves in the winter. Cold hardy to 20F in a pot and 0F in the ground.
Attention new gardeners! Please read the following before completing your purchase:
- During the summer it catches its own fertilizer by snapping shut on bugs outdoors.
- Do not use chemical fertilizer. Do not stick anything in the leaves.
- Plant in full sun to part shade outdoors in a flower bed or very large planter.
- Use a 50% peat moss and 50% perlite mix in a very large planter or flower bed outdoors and keep it wet.
- Rainwater is best. It is not tolerant of minerals or chlorine.
- It is a bog plant, it is not drought tolerant. It is also not tolerant of water-logged conditions.
- It loses its leaves in the winter.
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- While they are dormant from November to Mid-April Venus Flytraps have very short, small leaves.
- "Dormant leaves" do not catch bugs.
- They are not dormant from Mid-April to November and have taller, larger leaves that trap bugs.
- Do not stick anything in the leaves.
- Venus flytraps are cold-hardy to 20F in a pot and 0F in the ground.
- "Bare root" means the media and pot have been removed from the plant.
- If you choose the "bare root" shipping option at checkout then the pots and media will be removed from the plant.
- "Bare root" plants will ship in a plastic bag. Open the bag when you receive your order. Your plants are in the bag.
- Orders placed from the following states will automatically ship Bare Root: AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA