Dionaea muscipula /Venus Fly Trap

Dionaea muscipula  / Dionaea muscipula
A established colony of venus fly traps
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A established colony of venus fly traps

Modified leaves trap insects on which the plant lives

A closeer view of the leafy traps

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Scientific Name: Dionaea muscipula
Common Name: Venus Fly Trap
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: An insectivrous plant that traps its prey in modified leave. Requires soil that is constantly moist and can grow in flooded or dry ones for brief periods. During the growing season they like a temperature around 80 degrees F or lower, while in winter they prefer a 40 degree temperature. Easy to keep alive in a terrarium for a few weeks, but most people are not successful with this species.