Venus Flytrap Lighting

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Venus Fly Traps need lighting just like regular 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 So here we have a set up of lots of different carnivorous plants, and we are growing them all under florescent light. That’s one of the most important things if you are using artificial light for your Venus fly traps. You want to take them here and place them about a foot…12 inches or less, underneath the lights. You always want to make sure when you are using artificial light, not to use any type of light that produces a large amount of heat; so any type of incandescent light will burn your plants and kill them in a matter of hours sometimes. Of course, natural light is the best kind of light you want to use. If you can grow your plants outside, in an area that is going to get 14 or more hours of direct sunlight every day, you want to do that. Otherwise you want to make sure that they are getting artificial light for about that same amount of time. Now a good item that we like to use is this automatic plant light. This works well for a single small plant, like this. You want to make sure that the plant light is about 4 or 6 inches above the plant. Because this light is not very intense, you want to have it as close to the plant as possible. And again, providing your plant with about 14 or more hours of direct light every day.