Dionea Seed/Potted

Viewing 5 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #2082
      mith
      Participant

      I dunno why and don’t ask me but during lunch today, I had a sudden hankering to have a venus fly trap. Maybe it’s all those bugs buzzing around.

      Anyway, I located some offers on ebay.
      Now the seeds(20 of them) cost around 5 bucks while the potted plant costs around 15.

      Is it easy to raise them from seeds or should I just take the sure bet and buy the potted one? Mind you, I don’t have much of a green thumb. I once planted garlic and I harvested the same amount I planted :(. Oh I also live in a desert region, intense sun and very low humidity. I’m probably gonna have to plant it next to my citrus tree that’s the same height from last year 😳

    • #30427
      123Herpatology
      Participant

      I live in Phoenix, Arizona and i’ve owned several VFT’s, my first attempt was a failure big time because i planted it outside in my sad attempt of a garden. What i found works best is to buy the potted ones, and keep them inside next to the sink in the kitchen (if you have a window in your kitchen that works great/skylight is even better). Humidity shouldn’t be too much of a problem as long as you water it every other day like maybe 1/3 of a cup. Make sure to check that the plant is responsive to food by using ground up hamburger meat on a toothpic and placing it in the jaws. The response should be immediate. I hope that helps bro.
      -ryan 8)

    • #30509
      mothorc
      Participant

      they don’t need low humidity as you say, just low nitrogen and you can add more P and K for good result
      Good luck

    • #30515
      MrMistery
      Participant

      Actually it needs quite a significant quantity of water. I had one and my mother forgot to water it for 1 week while i was on vacation and it died..

    • #30535
      123Herpatology
      Participant

      you’re right, but watering everyother day should work?…I mean, mine turned out ok 🙁

    • #30593
      MrMistery
      Participant

      Well, it also depends on the soil and how much you give it when you water it. It can also depend on the water. there are a lot of variables here..

Viewing 5 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.