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Venus Fly Traps

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