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Author:Stefano Zucchinali (Ste3986)
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2018 crop North Carolina
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Dionaea muscipula

Venus Fly Trap, Venus Flytrap

In Stock: 0.024 lb (Total:0.024lb)
  • Dionaea muscipula

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Dionaea muscipula


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Seeds per lb:
0.02 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: none required
Stratification: none required
Germination: surface sow on peat or sphagnum moss and keep moist by misting.

Other: A light dusting with a fungicide is recommended. Store in refrigerator until ready to use. 

Scientifically known as Dionaea muscipula, the Venus Flytrap is a fascinating carnivorous plant that has captured the curiosity of children and adults alike. Grown globally for its unique trapping mechanism, where two trigger hairs need to be touched in quick succession to snap the trap shut, this wonder of nature promotes a deep interest in science. It is a plant with high precision, distinguishing between living prey and non-precipitation stimuli such as raindrops. The speed at which a Venus Flytrap closes can indicate the plant's overall health and may be influenced by factors such as humidity, light, prey size, and general growing conditions. Unlike several other carnivorous plants, the Venus Flytrap is not significantly dependent on humidity. Plants grown from seed take between four to five years to reach maturity and can live between 20 to 30 years, given the right conditions. Known for their rapid movement capability, these plants have a leaf structure that can trap an insect, digest it slowly, and re-open ready for the next prey. This unique plant enriches our understanding of plant mechanisms, bringing the magic of nature alive. Not only are they intriguing, but their cultivation also helps to replicate and understand their unique habitat conditions. Grow a Venus Flytrap today, and join in the exploration of this botanical marvel.

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