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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4 inches to 6 inches
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Miscellaneous: Carnivorous
Conservation status: Vulnerable (VU)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Vulnerable
A closeup showing the fine texture on the inside of a mature trap

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 2)Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Part 2)
By NEILMUIR1 on July 19, 2011

Hampton Court Palace is in Surrey, which is to the west of London and lies on the side of the River Thames. The first Flower Show was held here in 1990 but it was not until 1993 that it became a Royal Horticultural Society Show. By concentrating on environmental issues, growing your own, and cookery, it was different from the Chelsea Flower Show. It also allowed people to test new tools and to buy plants, neither of which is allowed at the Chelsea Show until the last day. Please join me as I venture through the Surrey mud to see what I can find.

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Posted by MamaIve12 (Florida - Zone 10b) on Jul 26, 2012 8:48 AM

If provided with the right conditions, Venus Fly traps are pretty easy to keep happy. They like their roots wet, high humidity, full sunlight, and sphagnum moss that doesn't have fertilizer in it. Fertilizers will kill this plant.

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NikkiGerena On May 2, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
Both traps with ants opened. Neither ant was digested.
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Large trap caught a small ant
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Small trap caught a small ant
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