QUICK CARE GUIDE
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.
Venus flytraps must have soil that is nutrient and fertilizer free. This can be sphagnum moss or a combination of peat/perlite/sand.
Flytraps love full sun or to be very close to a grow light if indoors.
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.
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.