What is a venus fly trap?

Answer In the plant world, few species are as interesting as the venus fly trap or Dionaea muscipula, a plant that traps and digests small insects as a source of nutrients.IdentificationThe flowers of the... Read More »

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How big can the Venus fly trap get?

The maximum size of a Venus fly trap is about 5 inches in diameter, according to the International Carnivorous Plant Society. The leaf traps typically grow to a maximum of 1 inch in length, but par... Read More »

What does a Venus fly trap eat?

The Venus fly trap is a rare carnivorous plant in that it eats small insects that travel near it, trapping them between its leaves and digesting them with secretions. The plant is still capable of ... Read More »

Can a venus fly trap eat spiders?

Venus flytraps capture prey, including spiders, as a source of energy. Their prey also includes insects, amphibians and small mammals. The Venus flytrap's prey is attracted to the sweet-smelling ne... Read More »

How often do I feed my Venus fly trap?

According to The International Carnivorous Plant Society, a Venus fly trap should be fed anywhere from once every seven days per trap leaf to just once a year or less. About seven days after feedin... Read More »