Venus Flytrap Plant - CARNIVOROUS - Dionaea - 3" Pot

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Carnivorous plants have the most bizarre adaptations to low-nutrient environments. These plants obtain some nutrients by trapping and digesting various invertebrates. Because insects are one of the most common prey items for most carnivorous plants, they are sometimes called insectivorous plants. It is not surprising that the most common habitat for these plants is in bogs and fens, where nutrient concentrations are low but water and sunshine seasonally abundant. As many as thirteen species of carnivorous plants have been found in a single bog (Folkerts, 1982). Most plants absorb nitrogen from the soil through their roots. But carnivorous plants absorb nitrogen from their animal prey through their leaves specially modified as traps. Nature provides this remarkable plant with "traps" to lure and capture it's food. The traps are covered inside by tiny hairs and a sticky sweet smelling substance attractive to insects. When an insect touches the trigger hair, the trap is activated and closes around it's victim. After digestion of it's meal (whick takes several days), the trap will open again for a new catch. Keep moist at all times, rainwater or distilled water are preferred. Plants should not be fertilized (so therefore should be separated from your other plants). The insects it catches provide natural nourishment. Select a sunny window for your Venus Flytrap. In replanting only use sphagnum! Peat moss will do in a pinch. Put a plastic saucer underneath the plant to hold water and keep it's humidity proper but do not stand in a dish of water. You will receive: Venus Fly Trap growing in a 3" clay pot, similar to the pictures. They are smaller in the winter. Due to the nature of the Venus Fly Trap you can expect some damage to the traps in shipping. Simply trim them off and new ones will quickly sprout.
  • Due to the nature of this plant all sales are final. Please report delivery problems within 48 hours of receiving the plant.
  • Distilled or Rain Water Only
  • Keep Moist at all Times
  • Nature provides this remarkable plant with "traps" to lure and capture it's food
  • Venus Fly Trap growing in a 3" pot


  • 5
    Venus Fly Trap

    Posted by Katt on Aug 18th 2022

    I was so shocked when my Venus Fly Trap came in and it looked exactly like the one in the picture. They came secured with a cup over the pot and simple instructions on how to care for them. They're still thriving and I'm very happy with my little carnivore :)

  • 5
    Beautiful Plant

    Posted by Devone on Mar 5th 2022

    Arrived healthy and active

  • 4
    Venus fly plant.

    Posted by John wedrall on Feb 14th 2022

    Hirst garden is a reliable place to buy all type of plant. . my Venus fly trap and in excellent health and moiet.

  • 5
    Venus Flytrap

    Posted by Donna Blair on Oct 25th 2021

    The plant arrived on time. It was packaged very well & arrived very healthy. I am very pleased with my purchase.. I have purchased before & will purchase again from Hirt’s Gardens. Thank you