Venus Flytrap Conservation

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Conservation of Venus Fly Traps is an important concept in the world of carnivorous plants, 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, 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 In this last video segment, I am going to talk to you about the conservation of the Venus fly trap. Even though these plants are very common in cultivation, they only grow in one small area in North and South Carolina. Their habitat is constantly threatened by development and other things. They grow in wetlands, like bogs or other wet areas, and these areas are constantly being threatened by drainage for developments like shopping malls and housing. Another important thing to note is to make sure that you are buying your plants from a reputable source. This is because some plants that you can find have been poached from the wild. Poached plants are usually much larger or much more expensive than plants that you can buy in cultivation. If you have a doubt of the reputation of the source that you are buying your plants from, don’t buy the plants. These plants are extremely easy to find in your local nursery or even on-line. It is extremely important that we conserve the natural habitat of the Venus fly trap because it is dying off in the wild. You can do your part by making sure that you get your Venus fly traps from a reputable source. You can enjoy this plant in your private collection extremely just by following very simple growing directions, and you can also do your part by making sure that you grow new and healthy plants.