How to grow and care for Venus flytrap

Written by Maggie

Jan 21 2021

How to grow and care for Venus flytrap

Growing Venus flytrap needs to seed soaking time about 2 days to clean water. After the red jade soil ground flowerpot and placed in the above water moss, the seed evenly onto the prepared matrix, then it can be placed in the soft light maintenance. Do not regularly during the period of hydrating, normal maintenance 1 ~ 2 weeks can sprout. The following are steps to grow Venus flytrap and Venus flytrap care.

grow and care for Venus flytrap

Steps to grow Venus flytrap

1. Soak in water

Venus flytrap is currently one of the more hot plants, mainly feeding on insects, so Venus flytrap is kind, Venus flytrap before planting the seeds takes the emergence. When growing Venus flytrap, wee can use clear water soaking seeds after 2 days can be removed to grow, and Venus flytrap seeds have only 3 months shelf life, and cannot be stored for a long time.

2. Water moss planting

Water moss is the best culture substrate for Venus Flytrap. Water moss should be soaked with water before it can be used. Terracotta soil with strong moisturizing ability should be added to the basin bottom.

3. Venus flytrap care after growing

After the seeds are planted, they should be placed in a light environment and receive more than 4 hours of light every day. If the seeds are conserved by hydroponics, they should be replenished with water in time during the rooting period, and the growth temperature should be maintained at about 20℃. After 1 to 2 weeks of normal conservation, they can germinate.

4. Transplant seedlings

Venus Flytrap plants can be transplanted when they grow about 2-3 leaves. Venus Flytrap has strict requirements on water quality. The ordinary tap water is rich in mineral elements and contains a high amount of alkali, so it is not suitable for daily cultivation of Venus Flytrap.

grow and care for Venus flytrap

Growing Venus flytrap care

Venus Flytrap is cultivated with more than 5 hours of sunlight a day, temperature controlled at about 25℃, slightly acidic soil, peat and perperite, water once a day, fertilizer from the edge of the container or spray fertilizer on its surface, fertilizer is applied about half a month. Don't feed it or touch it when you grow and care for Venus flytrap. The following are growing Venus flytrap care.

Light and temperature care for growing Venus flytrap

The Venus Flytrap needs plenty of light to grow. It can be placed in direct sunlight all year round, no less than five hours a day, but it needs to be shaded at noon in the summer. In terms of temperature, it is best to control the temperature at about 25℃, and the temperature can not be lower than 6℃ in winter.

Soil care for growing Venus flytrap

When we grow and care for Venus flytrap, it is best to choose slightly acidic soil, with pH around 4.0. Instead of growing Venus Flytrap with ordinary Garden soil or soil, you can use a 2:1 mixture of peat and perlite to make the soil. If possible, you can also grow Venus Flytrap with imported water moss as the substrate.

Watering care for growing Venus flytrap

Venus Flytrap likes moisture, you can water Venus Flytrap once a day when watering, watering thoroughly, keep the basin soil moist, it is best to choose pure water when watering. When we grow and care for Venus flytrap, we can also place a water tray at the bottom of the Venus Flytrap at a height of about 1.5 centimeters, which will keep the Venus Flytrap moist at all times. Don't place a water tray if the air is humid.

Fertilizing care for growing Venus flytrap

When fertilizing Venus Flytrap, be careful not to fertilize its roots, as that will cause its roots to rot. You can either pour fertilizer from the edge of the container to keep it away from its roots, or dilute it and spray it on its surface. Use the Venus Flytrap fertilizer and apply it once every half a month or so.

Don't feed when we grow and care for Venus flytrap

When growing and caring for Venus Flytrap, many people like to feed it various insects or other meat products, which will lead to indigestion of Venus Flytrap. Venus Flytrap itself can catch food, so it only needs to fertilize Venus Flytrap in normal times to ensure its healthy growth.

Don't touch when we grow and care for Venus flytrap

Do not touch Venus Flytrap when you grow and care for it. Many people will put their fingers into the trap out of curiosity. Although Venus Flytrap is non-toxic, doing so will cause the burr on the trap and leave blood holes on the hand, so do not touch Venus Flytrap easily.

grow and care for Venus flytrap