Watering a Venus Flytrap

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Watering a Venus Fly Trap is just like watering a regular plant, learn all about caring for carnivorous plants in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Wes Major

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Hi my name is Wes on behalf of Expert Village.com, and in this video segment I am going to show you how to grow the Venus fly trap. If you want to know more about carnivorous plants and Venus fly traps, you can visit us at equilibriocarnivorousplants.com. In this video segment I am going to talk to you about watering your Venus Fly Trap. So again like I was talking to you about before, you want to make sure you try to replicate the conditions that these plants grow in naturally as much as you possibly can. These plants grow in bogged type conditions, so you want to grow them in a lot of water like we have here. The kind of water that you use is very important. You want to make sure that you only use distilled water or rain water. This is extremely important, because any type of water that has any chlorine in it or any other strong minerals can kill these plants in a matter of days. If you are growing your plant inside of your house, and there is a lot of air humidity, you can grow it in a small pot like this, but you also need a small dish of water so that the plant can soak in water constantly. You always want to make sure that the soil of your Venus Fly Trap is well moist. You can grow it like this. You can also grow this plant outside in a region that has high air humidity. If you are growing your plant in an area that is very dry and has very dry air, you can grow it in a bowl like this. The shape of the bowl will keep most of the humidity in, but you also want to make sure you are misting this bowl almost every day or several times a day. You can grow this inside or outside, but you want to make sure to keep top of this bowl uncovered. This is because the plants need a lot of air circulation also.