How & Where to Buy the Best Venus Flytrap

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Places to buy Venus Fly Traps can be hard to find, 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 video segment, I am going to talk to you about how and where to buy the best Venus Flytrap. In general, you want to avoid buying fly traps from the big retail stores. This is because these plants are usually grown under the wrong conditions and can be under a lot of stress. Some times you can find a plant that may look like it is okay or alive, but in a few weeks, because it has been under so much stress, it could die. Things you want to avoid are a plant that looks like this. We can see here that it already has a few dead traps, and in general it is small and looking in sort of sad shape. This could be for a number of reasons. It could have been grown in a low light level. It could be about ready to go into dormancy, or there could be some other pests that are causing it to die out. A fly trap that you want to look for is something like this, that has full green leaves and looks like it is in nice shape. Places where you want to go to buy good fly traps are specialty stores that specialize in carnivorous plants. There are a few nurseries around the country that you can go to. You can look them up on the internet just searching for carnivorous plants, or you can go to a local nursery that has a good reputation. Usually the people there should be able to tell you how to cultivate the Venus Fly Trap. The growing conditions are very specific, and you want someone who is very knowledgeable about them.