Venus Flytrap Terrarium Kit
With the Venus Flytrap Terrarium, you can keep these bug devourers as green pets and entertain yourself with their insect-craving antics.
- The kit includes a live Venus flytrap plant, 4.5″ diameter terrarium, a bag of sphagnum peat moss, and instructions.
- These plants ‘trap’ their prey with a clever hair-trigger mechanism. Once trapped, they are slowly digested. Your flytrap will have at least 3 such traps, ready to snap and trap a bug!
- Terrariums come in an assortment of bright colors.
- Growing to this size takes almost 3 years, so this is a best seller compared to kits that come with seeds.
- LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEED! Please do not order if it’s below 40°F or above 85°F in your area. Our live arrival guarantee will be void if ordered during these temperatures.
Out of stock till 6/08
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Venus Flytrap Terrarium Kit is a novelty which allows you to own a plant as a green pet. It’ll give you all the satisfaction of having a pet but without the hassles that come with it. Venus flytraps take up to 3 years to grow into adult plants from seeds. This starter kit takes away that waiting period so that you get an active plant which you can keep and grow bigger.
Your Venus Flytrap Terrarium Kit Will Contain
- Venus flytrap plant
- Terrarium with 4.5 inches diameter
- A bag of sphagnum peat moss
- Kit Instructions
Easy to Maintain and Look After
Flytraps require a little extra attention than other carnivorous plants. They need a high humidity environment and plenty of sunlight. Venus Flytrap Terrarium Kit makes sure that these needs of your green pet get fulfilled. It comes with a robust 4.5” diameter terrarium, which has been designed to maintain a comfortable level of humidity for your flytrap. The plastic terrarium also traps enough sunlight to keep the Venus flytrap warm. And, unlike glass terrariums, this boggy habitat doesn’t allow your plant to get burned down.
The ventilated lid of the terrarium allows a fresh draft of air to reach your pet flytrap. This prevents the growth of mildew or other fungi. Sphagnum peat moss helps in creating the same soil conditions that Venus flytraps find in their natural habitat. Flytraps do go dormant during winter when their leaves dry up and go black. But they regrow right back in spring.
Watch It Snap and Trap
Venus flytraps need to devour insects because the soil in which they grow lacks nutrients. They have a snap trap which is triggered when a bug lands on the sensitive hairs inside the trap lobes. Your kit will come with a flytrap having at least three such traps, ready to engulf a gullible insect. You can watch the snap trap in action either by placing your green pet in an area with lots of flies or giving it a treat in the form of frozen flies.
This snap trap is unique to Venus flytraps. Other carnivorous plants use other trap structures to catch their prey. Keep in mind that false triggering of snap traps are harmful to Venus flytraps. Every trap closing requires energy. In order to fend off any accidental triggers, a lid has been provided for the terrarium. When your flytrap outgrows the terrarium you can take the lid off so that its growth isn’t hindered.
Grow It Bigger
Venus Flytrap Terrarium presents an amazing opportunity for those looking to begin their journey into the world of carnivorous plants. Your pet flytrap will be a healthy adult, 2-3 inches tall when it arrives and it will continue to grow to its full length inside the terrarium. Growing flytraps to this size from seeds takes about 3 years. With this kit, you can conveniently skip that waiting period and get a plant that’s ready to trap some tasty victims.
Make sure that you provide enough sunlight to your Venus flytrap and keep watering it. Use rain water, distilled water, or reverse osmosis water to keep the roots of your flytrap healthy and promote its growth. As you care for your green pet, you’ll learn what works best for it, and also start to understand this miracle of nature better.