Venus Flytrap Seeds
Venus Flytrap SEED
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Cape Fear River Basin, North and South Carolina.
Zones: 6-9 (5-10).
Our Venus Flytrap seeds are from open pollination and frequently show a mix of traits from different cultivars. Trap color is frequently an expression of the amount of light, with the deeper reds showing under bright light. Plants form nice rosettes and show low growing traps in the cooler seasons, and upright traps in the warmer weather. Seedling and juvenile plants have functioning traps. Names from colonial times include: tipitywitchet and meadow clam.
Seed Packs are fresh harvested in Summer, and stored refrigerated. Seed count is approximate, but reliable.
Note: All seeds are produced from open pollination within our collection. Some cross pollination may occur, and seed offspring may or may not be true to mother plant. Growing carnivorous plants from seeds is best suited for the experienced and patient grower. See our webpage on Growing CPs from Seeds.
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate.
Bloom Time: June to July.
Bloom Color: White.
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or General CP Mix.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is an excellent subject for terrariums.
The Venus Flytrap is one of the most famous of all carnivorous plants with its fast moving, clam-like traps.
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Venus Flytrap Seeds
USDA Zones: 8 – 10
Height: 9 inches
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Poor, acidic soil with good drainage
Average Germ Time: Scarify the seeds. Follow scarification by one month cold stratification before sowing. Germination 28 – 35 days.
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover seeds
Sowing Rate: 1 – 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination, bottom water tray using only distilled water, tap water may kill the seedlings.
Plant Spacing: 9 inches
Venus Flytrap (Dionaea Muscipula Venus Flytrap) – This truly unique plant grown from flower seeds is a carnivorous plant. Yes, that is right, a carivorous plant! It catches its prey, mainly insects and arachnids, with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant’s leaves and is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces. When an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap closes if a different hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first strike. Speed of the venus flytrap closing can vary depending on the amount of humidity, light, size of prey, and general growing conditions. The speed with which traps close can be used as an indicator of the venus flytrap’s general health.
Venus flytraps do best in bright light but can live in partial shade. Avoid placing them in direct sunlight in summer, especially if they live under glass, as plants hit with direct sunlight may get too hot and burn up. When grown inside under artificial lights, keep flytraps 4 to 7 inches away from fluorescent lights.
If your Venus flytraps don’t show a pink interior or if the plants have long, spindly leaves, they are not getting enough sunlight. Keep the environment humid and the soil moist but don’t let the plants stand constantly in water. Grow them in a pot with drainage holes. If you have a Venus flytrap terrarium, place gravel below the soil for extra drainage. Good air circulation is also important.
Special Instructions: DO NOT USE POTTING SOIL. Only use peat moss or sphagnum moss. Venus Fly Trap gets its nutrients from insects so DO NOT fertilize.
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