Fly Trap FAQs

What kind of soil do you recommend for fly traps when re-potting?

- When re-potting your Venus flytrap be sure to only use sphagnum moss or a peat moss perlite mixture. Most any other type of soil will kill the flytrap.

 How much light does my flytrap need?

- Your flytrap does best with as much sun as you can give it, but will also tolerate lower light from an eastern window.  

How often do I need to water my flytrap?

- You will want to water your Venus flytrap with filtered, distilled, rain, bottled, or dehumidified water. Place the flytrap in a bowl or catch tray filled with 1"-2" of water. You should water 2-3 times a week or whenever the flytrap soaks up all the water.  

What about Dormancy?

- Flytraps are a bulb. Because of this, they like to go dormant. We suggest placing it in a garage, a sun room, or an unheated room near a window starting in November. Be sure to still water your flytrap once a week while the flytrap is dormant. If none of those options are available, we recommend placing the flytrap outside on the south facing side of a building. Flytraps can handle temperatures down into the single digits in a pot and should overwinter well outdoors in USDA zones 6-11.  

By the end of January, the flytrap can be brought back into the house and you can resume normal watering. New growth will be slow at first, but will gradually pick up as the days get longer.