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Venus Flytrap (Dionaea), Live

Item #: LM1139 

Price: $15.80

Live Venus Fly Trap Plant (Dionaea) for biology and life science contains clamshell-like leaves with a reddish inner surface that serves to attract insects. Stimuli on inner surface induce the trap to rapidly close.

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Maintenance Alert

Maintain carnivorous plants in moderate light at temperatures from 18 to 24 °C. These plants require humid terrarium environments to do well. Keep terraria covered with glass or rigid plastic to maintain humidity-removing the cover once a week for several hours to ventilate. Prepare the growing medium by adding a 1" layer of gravel to the terrarium and then a 2" to 3" layer of acid bog soil (two parts peat to one part garden/potting soil). Complete the medium by spreading a layer of sphagnum moss over the soil. Prepare the plants by rinsing their roots under tap water and then loosely wrapping the roots with sphagnum. Place the plants in the medium at appropriate depths: pitcher plants so the roots can reach the gravel layer, Venus flytraps so roots are just above the gravel layer, sundews so roots are close to the soil surface. Water the medium thoroughly enough so that there is standing water in the gravel layer. Keep the soil moist at all times and mist the plants daily.

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Venus' Flytrap (Dionaea). Clamshell-like leaves with a reddish inner surface that serves to attract insects. Successive stimuli on this inner surface induce the trap to rapidly close. Maintain on sphagnum/peat in bog terraria. Carnivorous plants are fascinating and beautiful plants that should be present in every classroom. Although primarily photosynthetic, these plants exhibit elaborate adaptations to carnivory that are believed to enable them to thrive in nutrient- and nitrogen-poor soils. Carnivorous plants are shipped bare-root, ready to be transplanted.

Item subject to availability.