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Venus Fly Trap

Dionaea muscipula

Half-hardy Perennial

What is Half-Hardy Perennial?

One of the best known carnivorous plants available

Intruiging talking point

Promising nectar to unsuspecting insects

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Found naturally in the wet savannahs and swamps of south-east USA this is one of the most popular carnivorous plants. The Venus Fly Trap lures its insect victims onto it's 'traps' with the promise of nectar, before snapping shut around the insect, trapping it in a leafy prison. This intriguing plant is best grown on a windowsill or in a cool greenhouse. Dionaea muscipula makes a fascinating talking point and a most interesting plant to grow. Supplied in 9cm pots. Height and spread: 15cm (6").

Height Up to 15cm (6in)
Spread Up to 15cm (6in)

Half-hardy Perennial

conservatoryexotic garden

full sun

Flowering Months

1 x 9cm potted venus fly trap plant (KA2891)
3 x 9cm potted venus fly trap plants (KA2892)
2 Venus fly trap plants in 9cm pots (10717)

In all but the warmest areas, grow Venus Fly Trap plants indoors or in a frost free greenhouse in bright, filtered light. Plant Venus Fly Traps in pots of peaty, acid soil that remains wet and boggy. This is best achieved by standing the pot in a saucer of 1cm of water throughout the growing season. Always use rainwater, as carnivorous plants are particularly sensitive to the lime contained in tap water.
Throughout the growing season water Dionaea plants from the bottom of by standing the pot in a saucer of soft water to keep the compost moist and boggy. In autumn, Venus Fly Traps become dormant and the compost should be kept just moist. Resume watering, when plants start into growth again. During winter Dionaea plants require a temperature of around 5C (32F).

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

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For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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