Venus flytraps must have distilled water, reverse osmosis water or clean rain water (not collected from an asphalt-shingled roof).  A Venus flytrap’s soil must be kept moist at all times.  Normally, this is done by keeping the pot in a shallow dish of water.  A cheap, $2.00, 2-gallon jug of distilled water will last a single flytrap a very long time.

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Venus flytraps must have soil that is nutrient and fertilizer free. This can be sphagnum moss or a combination of peat/perlite/sand.

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Flytraps love full sun or to be very close to a grow light if indoors.

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Venus flytraps need a period of cold winter dormancy each year. This can be achieved with a spot in the fridge if your winters are non-existent or too cold.

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Venus flytraps have no feeding requirements.  Even if they never eat, they will just grow slower.  Of course, you certainly can feed them if you wish.

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