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How to grow and care for Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) carnivorous plants in terrariums

Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

Venus Fly Traps are great for terrariums, open and closed. Venus Fly Traps don't require too much humidity but do generally like a humid environment. Open terrariums work particularly well with Venus Fly Traps.

Venus Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula

Type: Carnivorous | Size: Compact, 5 to 6 inches

Venus Fly Traps are great for terrariums, open and closed. Venus Fly Traps don’t require too much humidity but do generally like a humid environment. Open terrariums work particularly well with Venus Fly Traps.

How to grow and care for Venus Flytrap:

What soil should I use for Venus Flytrap plants?

The best type of soil for a carnivorous plant is a mix of peat moss and sand.

Ideal Lighting Conditions for Venus Flytrap:

Medium to bright direct light

Ideal Temperatue Conditions for Venus Flytrap:

If you want to create a warm habitat for your plants, you will need to heat a terrarium. A good way to do it is to buy a heating pad and place it under the terrarium tank and set the temperature to 20-25 degrees C. Temperature will also depend on the type of a carnivorous plant.

Ideal Watering Conditions for Venus Flytrap:

Only use purified, distilled, demineralized water or natural rainwater. You will only need to feed your carnivorous plant if you keep it inside the house. If it is outside, it will take care of the food by capturing the bugs that sit down in the trap to enjoy the nectar. Some plants will even manage to capture bugs inside the house, so make sure to check on them.

Ideal Humidity Conditions for Venus Flytrap:

Carnivorous plants generally love humidity of 60% to 90%.

Growing Venus Flytrap in terrariums:

Terrariums are a great way to grow carnivorous plants as they maintain high humidity, consistent temperatures and can be placed in good lighting conditions. Most carnivorous plants live in wet conditions, in a nutrient-poor soil. This is why carnivorous plants trap insects and digest them to get nutrients. These amazing plants do well in humid conditions and very bright direct light.

You can grow carnivorous plants in both open and closed terrariums. The issue with carnivorous plants in closed terrariums comes down to feeding, as it can difficult for plants to find live feed. You can choose a terrarium container that has a small opening, or feed your carnivorous plants yourself.

Where to buy Venus Flytrap:

Venus Flytrap on Amazon >

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