Dionaea muscipula "Venus Fly Trap"
We are all big fans of carnivorous plants here at Arium! This variety is native to boggy parts of North and South Carolina. Inspiring the likes of "Little Shop of Horrors" and the Piranha Plant from "Super Mario Bros." these plants actually eat unfortunate bugs that wander into their 'mouths!' Once this happens, the little 'teeth' sense movement and trap the insect to be digested. Most Dionaea only need to consume one insect a month to survive. These are known to die back to their roots during the winter months and completely regrow come spring time.
Carnivorous plants do best when given a TON of light. They can handle some pretty intense direct sun! Typically this is because of their bog habitat. They need to stay consistently moist in the soil. So you can either water as the soil dies or even keep the plant in a saucer of water to ensure it does not dry out. If you choose to re-pot, do NOT use regular potting soil. Carnivorous plants need something that is going to be pretty void of nutrients as they get everything from the insects they eat. You can re-pot using 100% sphagnum moss or a soil mixture labeled for carnivorous plants.
All of our plants are ethically sourced from certified U.S. nurseries. We strongly condemn the poaching of plants or wild collection.