Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Venus Fly Trap - Ginormous

Venus fly trap "Ginormous". This is the largest and fastest growing Venus fly trap cultivar currently available, with traps up to 2 inches (5cm) across. Currently only offered for sale from California Carnivores nursery in Sebastopol. This one came by mail order at the beginning of this year, as a tiny plant with only a couple of leaves, for the ridiculous price of $30, but it's now November and it's grown well and seems to have been worth the money. I've fed it using tropical fish food made from solider flies (Fluval bug bites), mixed with a little water to make a paste. It doesn't need much food though, and overfeeding leads to stunted growth and smaller traps, so I've had to snip off traps I've overfed, but then it starts to grow large traps again. It's also managed to catch a couple of flies on its own. Now it's time to put it outside for a winter dormant period. For success, use a swampy soil of mostly peat, water only with distilled water, keep the pot standing in water at all times, and never fertilize.


  1. put them in the fridge the temps in south carolina where it is from dont go too low ,the fridge gives you some control.i know it works.seal in a baggie with moss too wet.or tupperware .