HOW TO GROW THE VENUS FLYTRAP FROM SEED


In their native habitat Venus flytraps grow in a nutrient poor, acidic soil, so you will need to sow Venus flytrap seeds in an Ericaceous seed compost.

Using 4 inch pots, sow the Venus flytrap seeds so that they are resting on the surface of the compost, but do not cover - this can be done at any time of year.

Lightly press seeds onto the compost, spacing well apart to ensure a good contact, and do not exclude light.

The compost should be damp but not soggy. Seal the pots inside a polythene bag or cover with glass and place out of direct sun, but in good light.

If you have a  propagator, maintain an optimum temperature of 75-80F (25-27C).

If you can, try to provide a humidity of 90% until most have germinated which takes 20-40 days then reduce to 70-80% - otherwise just do your best with a house-plant mister.

Transplant the seedlings after 3-4 true leaves develop.

Be aware that Venus flytrap seedlings are slow growing. Once the first set of true leaves has developed, give a VERY WEAK solution of liquid fertiliser once a month.

Never over fertilise as this can easily kill them!

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