Venus Fly Trap Plant ( Dionaea )  only £3.99 in Homebase
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Venus Fly Trap Plant ( Dionaea ) only £3.99 in Homebase

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Found 11th Jun 2013
Venus Fly Trap Plant ( Dionaea ) only £3.99 in Homebase (this was Warrington, but assistant said was nationwide), they had loads at the checkout, already got mine home and watched the first 'victim' fall.

Mother Natures way of sorting out the bugs, and fun to watch too... already had my £3.99 worth of entertainment from it.

Available online for instore pick up too.

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I read these are hard to keep...any tips on keeping these?

Apparently the soil has to be acidic etc.

Original Poster

Keep in direct sunlight.. (window ledge), keep moist, remove remains of fly when trap re-opens.


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Edited by: "brown770" 11th Jun 2013

Sadistic brown770

According to a lot of reviews its best to use rain water to water it as tap water will kill it....i`m getting a couple.

Interesting... Must buy...

I had one from homebase, did really well, even after eating only a few flies, only upkeep I did was remove dead brown traps, and use rainwater as mentioned, it flowered well and everything, but killed it by thinking it'd survive outside in a mini greenhouse with door open (hoping it'd eat some pesky gnats)

1616french

According to a lot of reviews its best to use rain water to water it as … According to a lot of reviews its best to use rain water to water it as tap water will kill it....i`m getting a couple.



Yes, rain water is best but you can use filtered water if you have a brita-type jug etc. Put pot on a saucer and water from the bottom. When the leaves start to go brown, just remove them gently.

BTW, isn't this the normal price? Not voted.

Cheers
Edited by: "celticprince" 11th Jun 2013

Usual price!

Only use rain or filter jug water. Keep them in a bowl to maintain half to one inch of water. Do not water from the top. They love the sunniest hottest part of your house, conservatories are ideal. If possible put them next to a solar light, the flies will be attracted to the light at night and will perch on the plant for a closer look, GNASH! Gotcha. Pinch off the stalks that look like flower stems. This means Venus is looking to move home. Finally as the traps die snip them off to keep Venus looking pretty. Had mine four years now.
Oh and NEVER give them plant food.


Edited by: "nigekw" 11th Jun 2013
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