Egrow 100Pcs Catchfly Potted Plant Seeds Garden Venus Fly Trap Insectivorous Plant 70% Off £1.15 @ Banggood
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Egrow 100Pcs Catchfly Potted Plant Seeds Garden Venus Fly Trap Insectivorous Plant 70% Off £1.15 @ Banggood

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Found 26th Nov
“Come closer and I'll never catch you.”
Description :
Venus Flytrap, a perennial herb native to America, is a very interesting insectivorous plant.
Its stem is very short, in the top of the leaf has a long insect trap resemblance to "shell" and it can secrete honey.
When a bug go inside, it can be caught in a moment.
It's also known as "Hells of Flys" in Chinese and Japanese.
This potted plants can be placed in the sunny near the windowsill or balcony.
The unique charm of trapping flies and cool appearance, making it the most popular insectivorous plants.

Specifications :
Scientific name : Venus Flytrap
Best growth period : Spring and Summer
Plant height : 5-15cm / 2-6"
Sowing time : Spring
Habit : Warm, Moist
Soil pH : 3.5-5
Growth Temperature : 15-35℃ / 59-95℉
Overwintering Temperature : 10-20℃ / 50-68℉

Planting methods :
1. Prepare flowerpot : fill with soil in flowerpot, put the flowerpot inglass tank containing water to make the soil absorb water until surface wet, then spray the surface of soil with spray bottle.
2. Sow seed: drop the seeds over the surface and cover them lightly with soil.
3. Spray: spray the surface of soil with spray bottle,spray carefully to avoid seed washing out of soil.
4. Cultivation: Put the flowerpot along with glass tank in the sunny of windows.Fill water in glass tank in time.Sprout for 10 to 15 days.

Top comments

I remember my first fly trap,it only lasted about a month and I couldn't understand why it had died until my mother said "I keep it well fed" She had been killing flies with flykiller and feeding them to my plant

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I would be careful here, flytrap seeds need to be fresh, and the seeds, bar tomatoes, I've bought from China before have all been of some random weed.
For those interested, they can grow in the UK without hassle, but need pure rainwater, decent soil and light, and no fertilisation.
Edited by: "Edsaid" 26th Nov
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I remember my first fly trap,it only lasted about a month and I couldn't understand why it had died until my mother said "I keep it well fed" She had been killing flies with flykiller and feeding them to my plant

Eye catching deal 👌

I've tried many times to keep these plants but with little success. I'm sure it's a climate issue rather than the feeding.

I have never considered buying seeds from China

but these look interesting
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Lots of reviews saying wrong seeds are being sent but ordered anyway

As mentioned , very hard to grow in uk.

mahmouddiaa4 m ago

Lots of reviews saying wrong seeds are being sent but ordered anyway


And when the Triffids sprout and take over, we'll know who to blame😨. Surprised that any seeds can be imported into the EU like this tbh?

Never thought of Banggood for seed,might give them a try, may as well I've had dodgy seeds and bulbs from well known nurseries and seed suppliers in this country

PhilipGregson14 m ago

And when the Triffids sprout and take over, we'll know who to blame😨. …And when the Triffids sprout and take over, we'll know who to blame😨. Surprised that any seeds can be imported into the EU like this tbh?


It's odd you fly into UK and no checks are done what so ever. Go to Australia or NZ and they won't let muddy boots in never mind seeds or plants

My brother kept one of these alive for ages in a terrarium that I had made years before. He had to move so he passed the Fly Trap and terrarium on to me. Despite trying to look after it exactly the same as he had, it only lasted a few weeks at our house. So I think they are hard to keep let alone raise from seed. If you want one I would recommend getting one of the small plants you see in garden centres rather than a random packet from Bangood which probably doesn't even contain Fly Trap seeds.

I would be careful here, flytrap seeds need to be fresh, and the seeds, bar tomatoes, I've bought from China before have all been of some random weed.
For those interested, they can grow in the UK without hassle, but need pure rainwater, decent soil and light, and no fertilisation.
Edited by: "Edsaid" 26th Nov

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They had them instore at Ikea when I was in a couple of weeks ago.
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modelman1 h, 4 m ago

I've tried many times to keep these plants but with little success. I'm …I've tried many times to keep these plants but with little success. I'm sure it's a climate issue rather than the feeding.



Same problem here, I bought several of these years ago, as growing plants, not seeds, and each time they arrived looking great, just like the picture above, but within a week they went into decline, no matter what I did. I fed them with live flies to simulate natural conditions, watered them with distilled water so there were no impurities, kept them warm, I even put a clear plastic bag over them to increase humidity, but to no avail, they all yellowed, withered and died. I also came to the conclusion that its a climate issue.
If anyone has successfully kept these in the UK I'm sure we'd all be grateful for some advice.

Mutant flycatcher seeds from China?Feed me Seymour!

nougat1 h, 13 m ago

I have never considered buying seeds from Chinabut these look …I have never considered buying seeds from Chinabut these look interesting[Image] obviously childs hands but looks the same size as a small apple


Small hands make objects.look larger than they are...

Delbert.Grady13 m ago

Same problem here, I bought several of these years ago, as growing plants, …Same problem here, I bought several of these years ago, as growing plants, not seeds, and each time they arrived looking great, just like the picture above, but within a week they went into decline, no matter what I did. I fed them with live flies to simulate natural conditions, watered them with distilled water so there were no impurities, kept them warm, I even put a clear plastic bag over them to increase humidity, but to no avail, they all yellowed, withered and died. I also came to the conclusion that its a climate issue.If anyone has successfully kept these in the UK I'm sure we'd all be grateful for some advice.


I keep them both in greenhouse all year and bring some of the red ones in over the winter. They're quite picky plants but once you've sorted their basic growing needs they're not too hard and can take temps of -10c all the way to 40+c.
General guidelines- They like to be constantly wet, rainwater only, not planted in typical soil, only pure peat, unsalted coir or other acidic nutrient poor soils. Ideally 40% + humidity and good levels of light, and any fertilisation will basically kill them. You shouldn't play with the traps as it wastes a lot of their energy, and you can definitely overfeed them, but beyond that, they should be happy.
There's a ridiculous amount of info on cpukforum if you need more details, or happy to answer specifics.

Delbert.Grady16 m ago

Same problem here, I bought several of these years ago, as growing plants, …Same problem here, I bought several of these years ago, as growing plants, not seeds, and each time they arrived looking great, just like the picture above, but within a week they went into decline, no matter what I did. I fed them with live flies to simulate natural conditions, watered them with distilled water so there were no impurities, kept them warm, I even put a clear plastic bag over them to increase humidity, but to no avail, they all yellowed, withered and died. I also came to the conclusion that its a climate issue.If anyone has successfully kept these in the UK I'm sure we'd all be grateful for some advice.




They only 'flower' in the summer months in the winter they die, and little clover like leaves grow, also you should only water a very small amount.. My son has had one growing for 3 years now, and it comes back every year.. they do not need to eat insects either..
Edited by: "haritori" 26th Nov

The best tip to keep these alive is only use rainwater.In the summer keep out of the hottest sun but they like lots of sun.Soak the plants by standing in rainwater then let them dry out for a while then soak again.Never use fertilizer.In the winter let them rest by reducing the watering and let them dry out for longer but still let them have lots of sunlight.
Seeds will sprout in @ 2-3 weeks if fresh but can take weeks.They are slow growing and will take a few years to get the size sold in shops.The soil needs to be free draining with perlite mixed in with moss peat.
I have some plants that I have kept growing for 5+ years and some 2 year old plants grown from seeds from my bigger plants.

Eph10114 m ago

They like to be constantly wet,



haritori11 m ago

you should only water a very small amount.



simonvf4006 m ago

Soak the plants by standing in rainwater then let them dry out for a while …Soak the plants by standing in rainwater then let them dry out for a while then soak again.


Glad we cleared that one up!

I've had a few in the past but all have died except the last one I bought from B & Q which has managed to survive for a few years now.

I only give it rain water that I've filitered and its left inside a window and seems to be doing ok

fouremus7 m ago

Glad we cleared that one up!


I tried keeping some plants in water and others using the soaking method .I found the wetter plants sometimes rotted but the others grew better.Also the "dryer" ones had longer roots that came out the bottom of the pots.
To sprout the seeds I just sprinkled the seeds on top of the compost and then covered them with clingfilm to keep them moist .

Eph10148 m ago

I keep them both in greenhouse all year and bring some of the red ones in …I keep them both in greenhouse all year and bring some of the red ones in over the winter. They're quite picky plants but once you've sorted their basic growing needs they're not too hard and can take temps of -10c all the way to 40+c.General guidelines- They like to be constantly wet, rainwater only, not planted in typical soil, only pure peat, unsalted coir or other acidic nutrient poor soils. Ideally 40% + humidity and good levels of light, and any fertilisation will basically kill them. You shouldn't play with the traps as it wastes a lot of their energy, and you can definitely overfeed them, but beyond that, they should be happy. There's a ridiculous amount of info on cpukforum if you need more details, or happy to answer specifics.


Wow that is £21 to join and 30 days before you can access seeds I think I'll take my chances with bangood

nougat10 m ago

Wow that is £21 to join and 30 days before you can access seeds I think …Wow that is £21 to join and 30 days before you can access seeds I think I'll take my chances with bangood


The forum is free to join? Lots of helpful people on there, but it's true you can't trade in the first month.
Honestly I doubt these will be real flytrap seeds (should be small, oval and black), which are quite hard to grow anyway, if you're interested I'd suggest B&Q or eBay for a full size plant. It'll be £4-5, but healthy and a lot less faff.

i can guarantee it wont live dont waste your money on a pic

Eph10113 m ago

The forum is free to join? Lots of helpful people on there, but it's true …The forum is free to join? Lots of helpful people on there, but it's true you can't trade in the first month. Honestly I doubt these will be real flytrap seeds (should be small, oval and black), which are quite hard to grow anyway, if you're interested I'd suggest B&Q or eBay for a full size plant. It'll be £4-5, but healthy and a lot less faff.


Sorry I clicked to join the society. I have now joined the forum for free

Delbert.Grady1 h, 39 m ago

Same problem here, I bought several of these years ago, as growing plants, …Same problem here, I bought several of these years ago, as growing plants, not seeds, and each time they arrived looking great, just like the picture above, but within a week they went into decline, no matter what I did. I fed them with live flies to simulate natural conditions, watered them with distilled water so there were no impurities, kept them warm, I even put a clear plastic bag over them to increase humidity, but to no avail, they all yellowed, withered and died. I also came to the conclusion that its a climate issue.If anyone has successfully kept these in the UK I'm sure we'd all be grateful for some advice.


I once kept one alive for 2 years. I only ever watered it with rain water. I gave it to my gran to look after when I went away and it died a week after I got back, I think tap water killed it.

Problem with rainwater especially in busy towns/ cities is additional pollutants picked up from the poor environment. I wonder if this would create issues with the plants?

Eph10126th Nov

I keep them both in greenhouse all year and bring some of the red ones in …I keep them both in greenhouse all year and bring some of the red ones in over the winter. They're quite picky plants but once you've sorted their basic growing needs they're not too hard and can take temps of -10c all the way to 40+c.General guidelines- They like to be constantly wet, rainwater only, not planted in typical soil, only pure peat, unsalted coir or other acidic nutrient poor soils. Ideally 40% + humidity and good levels of light, and any fertilisation will basically kill them. You shouldn't play with the traps as it wastes a lot of their energy, and you can definitely overfeed them, but beyond that, they should be happy. There's a ridiculous amount of info on cpukforum if you need more details, or happy to answer specifics.



simonvf40026th Nov

The best tip to keep these alive is only use rainwater.In the summer keep …The best tip to keep these alive is only use rainwater.In the summer keep out of the hottest sun but they like lots of sun.Soak the plants by standing in rainwater then let them dry out for a while then soak again.Never use fertilizer.In the winter let them rest by reducing the watering and let them dry out for longer but still let them have lots of sunlight.Seeds will sprout in @ 2-3 weeks if fresh but can take weeks.They are slow growing and will take a few years to get the size sold in shops.The soil needs to be free draining with perlite mixed in with moss peat.I have some plants that I have kept growing for 5+ years and some 2 year old plants grown from seeds from my bigger plants.



haritori26th Nov

They only 'flower' in the summer months in the winter they die, and little …They only 'flower' in the summer months in the winter they die, and little clover like leaves grow, also you should only water a very small amount.. My son has had one growing for 3 years now, and it comes back every year.. they do not need to eat insects either..



Thank you all for your advice.
In the Spring I'll have another attempt at keeping one of these, though I think I'll buy an established plant to start with, not seeds.
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