What family does a Venus flytrap come from?

Answer Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) comes from the family, or genus, dionaea. The well-known carnivorous plant attracts more ants than flies. The trap is sprung when an insect contacts two trigger ha... Read More »

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Where did the name Venus Flytrap come from?

The name for the Venus Flytrap plant came from Arthur Dobbs, the British colonial governor of North Carolina from 1754 to 1765. Dobbs sent a letter to botanist Peter Collinson describing the plant ... Read More »

How often does a Venus flytrap reproduce?

Venus flytraps reproduce once a year via standard pollination in the spring or summer (their active growth period). They will produce, on average, 20 seeds. Venus flytraps can propagate by both sex... Read More »

What can I feed a venus flytrap?

Feeding your Venus Flytrap requires that you find bugs, lots of bugs. The Venus Flytrap will get nutrients from the soil and from gases in the air, but the plant is healthier if it eat insects, whi... Read More »

What eats the Venus flytrap?

On rare occasions, such as on an isolated island, a Venus flytrap could be at the top of the food chain. However, any animal that eats plants, known as herbivores, can eat the Venus flytrap, since ... Read More »