Venus Flytraps can be very rewarding to grow, but too often people run into problems and don’t know why. We have complied a list of frequently asked questions and common problems that should help answer most of your questions. Please use this information in conjunction with our culture instructions to help ensure that your new plant will thrive.
Why are Venus Flytraps purchased from Walmart or the supermarket not as large or robust as the specimens found on VenusFlytrap.com?pearls7_discus
- Health and Quality: Venus flytraps require specific care and growing conditions, and those sold in retail stores may not have been properly cared for or grown in optimal conditions. This can result in weak or unhealthy plants that are more susceptible to disease and pests.
- Sustainability: Venus flytraps are native to a specific region in the southeastern United States and are considered a threatened species due to habitat loss and poaching. Purchasing them from a retailer that may not have ethically sourced or sustainably grown them can contribute to these problems.
- Misuse: Venus flytraps are often purchased as novelties or curiosities, but they are living plants that require careful attention and care. Many people do not realize the specific growing conditions and care that Venus flytraps require and may inadvertently harm or kill the plants.