The Venus Flytrap is widely known for its carnivorous diet

The Venus flytrap is a small plant whose structure can be described as a rosette of four to seven leaves, which arise from a short subterranean stem that is actually a bulb-like object. Each stem reaches a maximum size of about three to ten centimeters, depending on the time of year;[2] longer leaves with robust traps are usually formed after flowering. Flytraps that have more than 7 leaves are colonies formed by rosettes that have divided beneath the ground.

This movement allows the Venus flytrap to sense when an insect lands on it.


Waste Disposal
Waste Products of the Venus Flytrap
Through the process of photosynthesis, the Venus Flytrap gives off oxygen the way many plants do, and when the leaves either accidentally eat something they shouldn't or get too old, they turn black and drop off the plant to make room for new ones.


Does a Venus Flytrap use photosynthesis?


This entire process takes five to twelve days, depending on the size of the insect, the temperature, the age of the plant and the number of times the plant has gone through this process.
The Venus Flytrap's Digestive process
Gas Exchange
Unlike other plants, the Venus Flytrap has no main stalk or main root system.


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A little bit on one or two of the leaves is enough and will supply the plant with more than enough nitrogen.

Dormancy - Venus Flytraps have a periodic winter dormancy period.

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The Venus flytrap (also Venus’s flytrap or Venus’ flytrap), , is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States. It catches its prey—chiefly insects and arachnids— with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant’s leaves and is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces. When an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap closes if a different hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first strike. The requirement of redundant triggering in this mechanism serves as a safeguard against a waste of energy in trapping objects with no nutritional value.

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What do they do?
One of those plants is the Venus flytrap, and when it needs more nutrients, it just traps itself some meat and has a hearty meal like all of us carnivores in the animal world do.

Q: Should I transplant my Venus flytrap for other reasons?

Should I transplant my Venus flytrap for other reasons?

The short answer is "probably not" while the longer answeris, "well, maybe but I doubt it." Pretty wishy-washy, eh? Letme explain why you cannot pin me down on this one.

Certainly, I doubt your plant is in an ideal situation. (After all, while many experienced carnivorous plant growers troll these pages, the majority of the FAQ-readers--and right now, you're one of them--are novices; but I have digressed.)

As I was saying, before I interrupted myself, your plant is probably not in an ideal situation. For example, the pot may notbe quite big enough to make an award-winning specimen. Or it may look like there are bazillionsof little leaves all crowding each other (especially common for plants recently out of tissue culture). But such situationsare not all that bad. Since Venus flytraps have small root systems, theydo not need much root room--only several centimeters (a few inches)of soil will be fine for them. I grow dozens of individual plants, and they are all in little potsonly 5 cm (2 inches) across and 8 cm (3 inches) tall. So, your plant is probably perfectly happy in its current conditions. Meanwhile, transplanting your beast into a new soil mix (while tearing up its root system) may shock it.

Differentpeople will tell you different things on this point. Some will say repot, others will say leave your plant alone. In deciding what you will do,first decide why is it you want to take action.

Q: Should I transplant my Venus flytrap for other reasons

It can be planted after dormancy.

Sun - A greenhouse is the most conducive environment for a Venus flytrap to flourish outside its natural habitat.