Carnivorous Plants/Venus Fly Trap


Hello, how are you? Recently I bought a large venus fly trap 8not from you), with traps about 5cmīs from side to side. I transplanted it into a terrarium which i keep by the side of a sunny window. Since I planted the plant the traps that itīs producing are not getting the red color and are getting smaller. There is also a flower coming up. What am I doing wrong? Thank you!

Hi Luis,

I'm going to give you some homework, since essentially your asking, "How do I grow a Venus Flytrap correctly".  Here's our page on growing Venus flytraps:  Here's another good care guide:  Our volume #1 also good detailed instructions on how to rescue plants from terrariums:

After you've made the changes you need, to feel free to visit us back here at Allexperts for additional questions.  I'll be back on August 19th from vacation.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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