10 Count Carnivorous Giant Venus Flytrap Seeds, Model: 18623-19, Home/Garden & Outdoor Store
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- 10 Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) seeds are the perfect way to spice up your indoor plant
- These insect-eating plants make a great conversation piece for guests to marvel at
- Flytraps are originally found in bogs and marshes, so they grow best in silt or sand, in a warm,
- Not just another pretty face! They eat flies and other small bugs, making them the perfect house
- Each plant grows up to 1 to 3 inches (2 to 8 centimeters) long and 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13
Do you want a unique way to spice up your garden or nursery? These Venus Flytraps (also known as Dionaea muscipula, named for the Greek goddess Dione) are the perfect plant for you! You can grow this carnivorous plant from a tiny seed to a plant that will reach 1 to 3 inches (2 to 8 centimeters) long and 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters) in diameter. In order to prepare your seeds, be sure to soak them in pure water until most of the seeds sink when you stir them. Within 2 weeks of planting your seedling should sow, and within 25 days it should germinate. Did you know that the Venus Flytrap's scientific name muscipula is derived from the Latin mus (mouse) and cipula (trap)? So goddess Dione's mousetrap would be one translation of the scientific name. What a fun fact to be able to share with guests who are scoping out your unique plant! Because it is originally from the bogs of both Carolinas in the United States, it is important to remember to keep your growing plant moist with natural rain or distilled water and out of the way of direct sunlight. Flytraps are from boggy areas, so they do not need nutrients from soils. Use a mix based on sphagnum peat moss, silica sand or perlite for the best growing results. Also, remember not to bury your seeds as you typically would other seeds. Rather, use the moss and crumble it between your fingers, going around the seed, but not pressing down. Planting this way will help keep your seed damp longer. Remember, even though they are carnivorous plants, they do not eat hamburger or other human foods. They consume small insects that will trigger the Venus Flytraps tiny stiff hairs enough to bend them. Within a second of the hairs being triggered the trap will close trapping the bugs inside.