Venus Fly Trap

bryantheitalianboyApril 23, 2010

Can anyone help me with what I should use soil for Venus Fly Trap to transplant another pot. It has been sitting in the same pot for at least 3 years. Also, I want it to grow big. How do I do that?

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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

Sphagnum peat moss/perlite or silica sand or all 3. 2/1 or 4/2/1 or anything similar. They don't get BIG! One inch traps and 4-5" leaves are about the largest you will find on a typical VFT. Instead of growing larger they divide and make more plants.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 1:28AM
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bryantheitalianboy

I see, can I just use only one peat moss? Or it is not good? Should be mixed with other else? I have read the book that said VFT can grow to 3 inches trap where they live in wildlife.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 9:49AM
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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

Sphagnum alone will retain too much water. 3"?...LOL

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 10:40AM
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bryantheitalianboy

Hmm, probably it is best to mix with else. That's what they said. I know it is pretty huge. Sometime they can catch and eat a frog.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 4:11PM
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tommyr_gw

I use a 50/50 mix or peat moss and perlite. Some use the LFSM. Repotted mine this spring and they are doing great. Ahhhh, SPRING FINALLY!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 8:24PM
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bryantheitalianboy

Tommy- okay thanks. LFSM- what's stand for? That's great and did they grow more bigger? Haha yeah I'm glad it is spring! I hate winter. Sometime I wish here is 4 spring seasons. Lol

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 10:25AM
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taz6122(N.W. AR.6b)

Long fiber sphagnum moss, lowes has it labeled orchid moss.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 12:31PM
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bahamajack

where do i buy venus fly traps?
please reply

    Bookmark   May 8, 2010 at 8:04AM
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