How To Germinate Venus Flytrap Seeds

Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is a carnivorous plant native to the United States, specifically the bogs around Wilmington, N.C. Venus flytrap requires lots of sun, moisture and humidity to thrive. When your Venus flytrap produces a flower, cut it off so the plant can produce its energy to produce larger leaves or allow the flower to grow and go to seed. Venus flytrap seeds are black and quite small, and plants grown from seed take time to develop.

Pour equal parts moist sphagnum moss and sand into a planting pot. Sprinkle the Venus flytrap seeds on the soil, but do not cover them with soil.

Place the pot in a plastic bag and seal it. Place the bagged pot in indirect sunlight in an area where the temperature stays between 75 and 80 degrees F.

How To Germinate Venus Flytrap Seeds

Periodically check the soil to make sure it stays moist. Leave the bag open at the top and spray the soil frequently with rainwater or distilled water if the temperature inside the bag is above 90 degrees F.

Remove the pot from the bag when the seeds are growing (usually within four to six weeks) and place the pot in direct sunlight.

Things you will need

  • Planting pot
  • Sphagnum peat moss
  • Coarse sand
  • Clear plastic bag
  • Fogging bottle
  • Rain water or distilled water

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