Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Yorkshire Coop, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Yorkshire Coop

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    Anyone keep these? Was looking for info on how to keep them over winter. Mine still seems to be growing, new traps are still emerging. It is still catching flies. Lives in my kitchen window in full sunlight in a constant tray of rain water only. Any information much appreciated, thank you.
     
  2. RhodeIslandRed5

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    I like Venus Flytraps, but I shouldn't get one because they're just too picky to take care of, from what I read. How old is yours? Do you have to mist it?
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

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    I’m guessing it was pretty young when I got it because it only had a handful of traps. I bought it from the garden centre in about May. It has been pretty easy to keep so far. Full sun, rain water only, bog like conditions & I remove dead traps with tweezers. No I don’t mist it.
    I’ve read some on winter keeping & they say to put in garage or greenhouse but our garage still stays pretty warm in there.
     
  4. RhodeIslandRed5

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    I do wish I could have one, but I never have good luck with houseplants...I just don't know what it is. Maybe I'm cursed???? We have a ton of gnats in our house, I bet I could make a fly trap pretty fat! :gig
     
  5. DiYMama540

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    I kept one for years, it lived in my kitchen window also! Sadly, I killed it by fertilizing it...they do best in horrible soils...something I didn't realize until after the fact...

    In winter, I don't remember doing anything special for it except cutting back on the water, as you would with any houseplant.
     
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    It’s still growing new traps :idunno
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