Venus flytrap — care at home

Venus flytrap

Venus flytrap ( Dionaea muscipula) is a family of Rosenkova (Droseraceae).

The most remarkable plant of the group of predators.

Leaves flowers long, green on the edges are the teeth consist of two foldable parts.

If an insect, primarily a fly touches the bristles, which are located on the inner side of the trap, she immediately tightly closed, and the prisoner the freedom to get out. Each trap is triggered a few times, in the range of 5-6, and then fade.

A Venus flytrap likes it cool and good lighting, but afraid of low temperatures. Even a short stay at the temperature of +1°C, can destroy the flower.

Place hold if possible should be ventilated. The plant must be protected from constant sunlight.

In winter, it is also important to keep the flytrap in a cool place. The best option will be the glazed loggia, the main thing that the temperature stayed within +5°To +10°C.

Watering lady’s flycatchers spend soft water pooled. Watered sparingly, and only from spring to autumn.

In a rest period from autumn to spring watering is reduced, but watch that the soil doesn’t dry out, it can be fatal to plants. Watering is carried out through the pallet.

Fertilizing the plant does not need for mineral fertilizers, the root system suffers. Occasionally venerino you can feed insects, but only by the living.

The reproduction of plants, carried out at transplanting, dividing the roots, or leaf cuttings.

It is also possible reproduction by seeds, but this process is time-consuming and very long. As already mentioned the Venus flytrap, loves high humidity and needs frequent misting.

The reason is that in nature the plant grows in swampy areas Respectively, and the substrate must meet the requirements of lady’s and consist of peat, perlite and sand in the ratio 4:2:1.

Unfortunately, even in ideal conditions, the plant does not live long. This applies to all insectivorous plants, but even in this short time to observe it will be very interesting.

Pests have a lady’s flycatchers are almost there. But not following the rules of care can lead to zapisania leaves.

Don’t bother the leaves specifically, otherwise it will also lead to premature death of the flower.

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