Where do you get your Venus Fly Trap?

(9 Posts)
UptoapointLordCopper Sat 06-Oct-12 19:15:21

Just that, really. DS2 wants one and I guess it's not a bad idea...

EauRouge Sat 06-Oct-12 19:22:49

Most garden centres sell them. I've never had any luck, I always manage to kill them.

UptoapointLordCopper Sat 06-Oct-12 19:32:27

Do they? They seem a bit exotic for garden centres for some reason. I've killed cacti before so I'm a bit reluctant. Though we have a good crop of stuff in the garden this year which is probably giving a false sense of hope ...

Mytholmroyd Sat 06-Oct-12 19:37:29

I bought DS one in Homebase a couple of weeks ago - they were at the checkout - impulse buy!

Not looking too healthy now though despite DS feeding it flies!

UptoapointLordCopper Sat 06-Oct-12 19:52:01

I read that you have to feed it live flies ...

UptoapointLordCopper Sat 06-Oct-12 19:52:32

Will do a trip to homebase then!

Mytholmroyd Sat 06-Oct-12 20:05:01

They were still warm ... caught with the electric fly zapper - so NEARLY live...

UptoapointLordCopper Sat 06-Oct-12 20:44:13

Apparently the struggling of the live insect triggers the production of digestive juices and all that. It's all a bit blood-thirsty ...

TalkinPeace2 Sat 13-Oct-12 22:58:03

do not feet your flytrap.
it will catch what is right for it.
keep very well watered with rainwater
NO FERTILISER
each trap dies after a few snacks
www.hantsflytrap.com/venus-flytrap-dionaea-muscipula-2-c.asp
the best supplier

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