Internet #313154504

Model #LPHVFT3IN

Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea) in 3 in. Brown Pot

  • Insect-resistant succulent grows in humid/swamp-like conditions
  • Blooms well in well-lit areas without direct sunlight
  • Plant mostly captures its own food and requires low maintenance
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Product Overview

WARNING: This Plant Eats Live Bugs. Yes, this infamous Venus Fly Trap is carnivorous and eats flies, crickets, spiders and other insects, either alive or dead, by luring the bugs into its open jaws and then snapping shut. The bug is trapped and the plant digests the insect. An actively growing adult plant that is already 1-year-2 years old, which needs no plant food to grow nor bug spray for pests. While native to the subtropical wetlands of the Carolinas, this extremely specialized variety is grown from tissue culture rather than taken from the wild. Best to grow in warm areas outside where insects abound and then when cooler weather arrives, over winter inside. Growing instructions are included. Definitely a great kid's gift yet a fun and entertaining novelty gift item for practically anybody.
  • Easy and fun to grow and observe
  • Just add distilled water or grow above a water tray, no need to repot or fertilize
  • Packed in its own decoratively fun box
  • Only needs to eat 2-3 times a month and will usually capture its own food
  • Ships in a decorated clear plastic sleeve holding a 3 in. tall and wide brown plastic pot
  • Likes very humid and swamp like conditions, such as an open top terrarium or simply sit atop a rock-filled tray that has standing water in it
  • No need to replant as the plant grows very slowly and will survive for years in its 3 in. pot
  • Grow in bright light but keep out of direct sunlight
  • Grown in sphagnum moss and growing media should never dry out completely, ideally should be just moist, not soggy nor waterlogged
  • Plants are sensitive to chemicals, be sure to water them only with distilled water or rainwater, city tap water can be used if the water is allowed to sit out in an open container for a few days before using
  • In cooler areas, the Venus fly trap may go dormant for about 3-months, at this time, simply store in an area where the temperature is between 45°F-50°F
  • Each toothed leaf has sensitive hairs on it to catch its prey and can only open and close so many times before it dies, if the leaf turns brown or black, gently remove it and another leaf should grow
  • Common insects to feed are flies or crickets, either alive or dead, never feed raw meat

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Specifications

Dimensions

Mature Height (in.)
8
Mature Width (in.)
8

Details

Additional Characteristics
Disease Resistant,Insect Resistant,Low Maintenance,Prepotted
Average Shipping Height (in.)
2
Best Time to Plant
Year Round
Blossom Color
No Blossoms
Botanical Name
Dionaea atrapamoscas
Common Name
Succulent
Fragrance
None
Granular (Yes/No)
No
Light Requirements
Bright Light
Mature Size
Medium
Number of plants included (Pack-Size)
1
Returnable
180-Day
Water Requirements
Daily

Questions & Answers

3Questions8Answers

Is this product keeps bugs away?

Asked by Zi May 6, 2020
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This is not a plant to rid you of bugs. I am reading the comments on many of the locations about people saying they are dead, brown, etc... an easy plant to care for put you need to read instructions that come with it. Too many VFT's are getting tossed because they are dormant not dead, if a trap goes brown pinch it off and new growths come up. Tap water is a no-no. Clay pots are a no-no. The vitamins get pulled out through the clay pots. A cool plant and will thrive b ut you have to learn to take care of it by reading the care sheet.

How old is the Dionea?

Asked by Johnthebomb April 30, 2020
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In the ad on line when I purchase the plant. It said 1 to 2 years old.

Do I take it out box?

Asked by Hi June 11, 2020
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I wish I could receive one that looks halfway like this.

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1st DO NOT PUT IN A TERRARIUM. It will die. Only use rain, RO, or distilled water. No dirt, only spagnun long moss. Soak, then set in sunlight, when dry, soak again. No fertilizer, at all. Mine grow great. Dont overthink it
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Had less than a week and it’s already dead. Difficult...
Had less than a week and it’s already dead. Difficult to get out of packaging and lacks proper instructions.
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bow was crushed and the plant was dead
bow was crushed and the plant was dead
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it came in alive & healthy. and so far do good,
it came in alive & healthy. and so far do good,
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It came half dead, doesn't eat flys and looks nothing...
It came half dead, doesn't eat flys and looks nothing like the picture
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Even though I know how to grow them died within...
Even though I know how to grow them died within a week.
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It died within 3 days!!!!
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Came completly out of package and was already black. Completly...
Came completly out of package and was already black. Completly dead.
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