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Venus Fly Trap (House Plant)Dionaea muscipulaVenus Flytrap

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Tender Perennial
What is Tender Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Susceptible to damage or death at temperatures below 5C.
17 Reviews

Fascinating carniverous plant

Easy to look after Indoor Plant

One of the best known carnivorous plants available

1 x 9cm potted venus fly trap plant £6.99 Despatch: within 3 days
3 x 9cm potted venus fly trap plants Save £0.98 £20.97 £19.99 Despatch: within 3 days
Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.
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Venus Fly Traps are well known for their ability to trap and digest insects. These facsinating house plants will always attract attention. Although they need quite specific conditions to thrive, your efforts will be rewarded with a long lived plant that will make a great talking point. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 20cm (8").

Note: Avoid setting off the traps unnecessarily as this requires considerable energy and is likely to damage the plant.

Greenhouse, Conservatory


full sun, sun or semi shade

Up to 30cm (12in)

Up to 20cm (8in)

achievable with guidance

achievable with guidance

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

1 x 9cm potted venus fly trap plant (KA2891)
3 x 9cm potted venus fly trap plants (TKA2892)

Originating from swamps and wet savannahs in the south-east USA, Dionaea muscipula will need permanently moist (but not soggy) soil. This is best achieved by regular watering in a water tray throughout the growing season - avoid watering from above. Always use rainwater or distilled water, as carnivorous plants are particularly sensitive to the chemicals contained in tap water. Venus Fly Traps do not need feeding - they will catch all of the food that they need themselves.

In autumn, Venus Fly Traps become dormant and the compost should be kept just moist. Resume watering, when plants start into growth again. During winter Dionaea plants require a temperature of around 5C (32F).

Grow Venus Fly Traps in plenty of bright light, with at least 4 hours of full sun per day. They require a frost free position such as a cool conservatory, porch, or bright room indoors with a temperature of 15C (60F) - 32C (90F).


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