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The venus fly trap, also called Dionaea is a genus of carnivorous plant which traps insects by luring them into their traps and snapping them closed.

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Are artificial lights at night bad for Venus flytraps?

I am growing a Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) on a porch. During daytime, the plant receives strong sunlight. When it gets dark, an 800 lumens warm white LED light bulb illuminates the porch. This ...
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Seeking Recommendations for a More Powerful Desk Light

I'm looking for a new grow light for my plants. The current lamp I have is too short in width, so it doesn't cover all the plants evenly. While it provides up to 20k lux at the center and based on a ...
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Venus flytrap care

We got a small venus flytrap. Its sitting on our windowsill where it has plenty of sunlight. My kids read online and gave it hamburger meat. I know this is bad, but the trap is closed and none of ...
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why isn't my venus fly trap eating the bugs i try to feed it?

I just got my baby venus fly trap and it just wont eat. None of the mouths even open.
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How to take care of venus fly traps

I have a 6-month old Venus Fly Trap who isn't looking very happy at the moment. I read that she had to be kept damp. Is there such a thing as being too damp. I have her sitting in a saucer of spring ...
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Why does my dionea muscipula (venus fly trap) look a bit sick?

I've done a little bit of research and it says that it's normal that the traps turn brown after eating, but the plant is way too small to eat something visible to the eye. Also they don't look very ...
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Venus flytrap is yellow, growth stagnated

My fiancé got me a Venus flytrap from the store in February, and I’ve been troubleshooting to keep it alive for several months. It had yet to thrive in any of the conditions I’ve put it in. While ...
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Venus flytrap pollination

I've just found out that my Venus flytraps (dionaea muscipula) is going growing several flowers this year. I was wondering if it's worth trying to cross-pollinate them. In that case: how? when? It ...
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What are the challenges of growing Venus' flytraps in India?

What are the challenges of growing Venus Flytrap in India where temperature is generally above 20 degree Celsius and reaches up to 44 degree Celsius for 2-3 months a year? Can I grow those plants ...
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My Venus flytrap’s mouths won’t shut

How come my Venus flytrap’s mouths are sort of turned out and won’t shut? I have tried touching the trigger hairs, and I always keep the soil moist. Please help.
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Dionaea miscipula (venus flytrap) laid over the ground

First of all, I live in Valencia, Spain, where the temperatures now are about 16-20°C. I have a dionaea muscipula that I bought at Lidl store and I moved it to a plastic pot. I bought it being the ...
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Venus fly trap plant closes its trap but won't digest

We bought a Venus fly trap about a month ago and it doesn't eat, we put a dead fly inside one of the traps and it closed, but after a while it opened up with the fly the same as it was before. This ...
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Why won’t my Venus flytrap eat its wax worms?

So, I got some Venus flytraps today but they didn’t look in the best health so I watered them a bit and got live wax worms. I’ve tried nearly all the heads it will fit in and stimulating the hairs, ...
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Help identifying this dark color moss

I got the following type of moss and I would like to find out its exact name and as bonus a recommendation if this is appropriate for the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula): Related question on Help ...
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Flourishing Venus Flytrap: Special needs?

I've been having a venus flytrap plant (actually, 3 plants in the same pot) for about 8 months. It was greeh and healthy, but about 4/5 months ago (summer here in Spain) it started to become black ...
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Venus Flytrap: repot, sun and water

I am a proud new owner of my very first Venus Flytrap (I came into the store to get some cute flowery plants, but I came out with this beauty instead :D) I am not sure if this is only one plant or ...
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Venus fly trap didn't consume its pray

I bought a venus fly trap in my local grocery store, it had a plastic dome and a plastic pot that it was trapped in, I removed both the dome, and the pot and left it with the inner pot which has holes ...
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Can I tell if a boxed, hydroponic, fly-trap growing kit, made for teenagers, would be reliable?

My 13 year old grandson wants to grow some Fly Traps using this small, inexpensive, boxed hydroponic kit. The kit is designed for kids 12 years and older. The parts are all plastic. It comes with ...
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What's the best way to care for a venus fly trap?

I just recently acquired a small venus fly trap. I want to keep it indoors. What's the best way to take care of it, to make sure it lives a healthy life?
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Red Venus Fly Trap Seedlings

So I ordered a batch of red venus fly trap seeds (seeds to grow completely red fly traps, not green fly traps with some red inside of them) from the fly trap store and started sowing them about 4.5 ...
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Why did these plants dry/burn?

I bought a small venus fly trap kit to sow. Three of them sprouted and they were growing well. I had placed them at a south facing window, watering them every few days. I found them like this a few ...
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How can I save my Venus Fly Trap after being watered with tap water?

My coworkers used normal tap water to water my Venus Fly Trap. How can I save it?
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Should I prune a Venus Flytrap to prevent it from digesting itself?

My Venus Flytrap is quite crowded, there are traps under traps and I've noticed one clamped over the stems of another. Should I prune it? Will it digest itself?
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Venus flytrap/Dionaea muscipula doesn't grow traps anymore

I've had this Venus Flytrap since about 6 months. It was in bloom when I got it (for some reason shops like to sell flowering plants). I read that flowers take a lot of energy from the plant, and ...
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