The Venus flytrap (also referred to as Venus’s flytrap or Venus’ flytrap), Dionaea muscipula, is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States in North Carolina and South Carolina. It catches its prey—chiefly insects and arachnids— with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant’s leaves and is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces. When an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap closes if a different hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first strike. The requirement of redundant triggering in this mechanism serves as a safeguard against a waste of energy in trapping objects with no nutritional value.

Dionaea is a monotypic genus closely related to the waterwheel plant and sundews, all of which belong to the family Droseraceae.


Requirements: Humidity and Heat


It should be watered in the saucer of Venus as 1 cm every 3 or 4 days and put a glass fish bowl on the pot to act like a small greenhouse or put the pot inside the glass fish bowl. Then close the lid tight with a plastic bag and make few small holes in the bag for air exchange.

They need sunlight. So it should be put beside the window next to the sun for 1-2 hr. Also you can use fluorescent lamps instead of sun light from a distance of 30 cm.

These plants have no need to replace the soil and fertilizing.


When plants openings open 2-3 cm is the best time for feeding. They need to be feed just twice a month. The best foods for your plant are flies, mosquitoes and tiny insects that must be manually into plant openings.