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Venus Fly Traps


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Venus Fly Trap Facts

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  • 1. Venus Fly Traps By Ashley Brown
  • 2. Introduction
    • I will be talking about the Venus Fly Trap or also called Dioaea Huscipula. I’ll tell you:
      • Where you can find it.
      • What it is and how it works.
      • When it grows.
      • How to feed and water it.
      • What kind of soil would be good for it.
      • Some different types of Venus Fly Traps.
      • What temperature they like the best.
      • How much they cost.
  • 3. Where You Can Find It
    • It’s Found in wet damp places.
    • They live mostly in South America and parts of North America.
    Royal Red
  • 4. What Is A Venus Fly Trap And How Does It Work.
    • It’s the most well known Carnivorous plant.
    • They lure their prey by using a sweet smelling nectar.
    • If the prey touches one of the venuses’ trigger hairs which is on the trap, it will snap catching the prey and will start to dissolve it turning it into a liquid. This will go down the stem and be used for energy and protein in the digestive process and will take five to twelve days.
    • After a few days of digestion the trap will re-open and be ready to start all over again.
    Red Dragon
  • 5. When Does It Grow?
    • Grows manly from March to October.
    • They are dormant in the winter but still continue to grow from the chemicals and metalabolic changes in the bulb of the plant.
    Cup Trap Red Pirahan
  • 6. Feeding
    • Do not feed it normal plant food.
    • Make insects available.
    • Don’t tease it with your hand, fingers or other objects because it will wear out and die.
  • 7. Watering
    • Place in a pot of soil with 1in of clear cool fresh water from the start of growth.
    • From the beginning of the resting period only water to keep moist.
    • Resting period is from November 1, to April 1.
  • 8. Soil
    • Use 60/40 mix of peat and silica sand in a minimum of a 4 inch pot.
    Regal Red
  • 9. Light and Temp
    • If it is placed on the south, south-east,.south west or west facing a windowsill it will do fine as far as light.
    • It can tolerate below freezing to about 85F, shading will help also.
    • It does best with fairly strong sunlight and cool temperatures like those found outside in most northern locations.
    Red Dragon
  • 10. Red Green All green variety Fused Tooth Southwest Giant Pom-Pom Some types of Venus Fly Traps                                                            
  • 11. Some More Types of Venus Fly Traps
    • Typical VFT is a plant that when it is mature grows leaves from 3cm to 8cm long and a trap that is 2cm to 3cm.
    • A Flat VFT is a plant that does not grow upright leaves in summer and is usually lighter in color. Red trap is a plant that is a more vibrant red.
    • Miniature is a plant that only grows a leaf size of 2mm.
  • 12. Prices
    • Prices range anywhere from $5 to $20. From what I found the plants on the left cost $7.50 for one.
    Dentate Green Dragon Dentate
  • 13. Conclusion
    • Well I hope you have learned something about Venus Fly Traps and maybe you might just have one someday, or a friend, then you can let them know some information about them and how to take good care of these plants.