Hi everyone welcome back to the greenhouse.
In Todays video, We are going to talk about Venus-flytraps. To give you guys some tips and tricks about
growing them to make sure you have as much success as I do. Now one of the misconceptions
about growing Venus-flytraps is that there really hard to grow. That is a total misconception
they just need to be grown in the right way. They don’t make good house plants, What you
should begin with them is replicating what they naturally go through in their environment
In that Carolina’s. So in the Carolinas the summers are warm and humid. So they’re gonna
need warmth and humidity for the summertime, in the spring and the fall it cools down just
like everywhere. In the wintertime they’re going to want to go dormant so in the Carolinas
the weather is hovering just around zero. Sometimes a little bit below, sometimes a
little bit above. For December January and February you want to Venus-flytraps to go
through dormancy. If you leave them in the house, or the heated greenhouse just like
here, after one or two years they just gonna start to weather and die. They need torments
in order to gain strength for the following growing season.
Now another thing to look out for here, I have some Venus-flytraps Set out on this table,
Another thing about them is they want No nutrients in their soil. I use the peat and perlite
mix here in the greenhouse And it works very well. So you never want to fertilize a Venus-flytrap
And you naturally want to catch their own bugs or feed them a fly or two every once
a while, do not feed the Venus-flytraps hamburger Or anything like that. Another thing Is notice
is that They are in a tray of water. You want to make sure that Venus flytrap never dries
out, they grow in boggy conditions In the Carolinas. Never allowing these to dry out
is going to be one of the main things that keep these guys healthy.
I have a few different kinds and varieties here, so you can see this guy here.
And this guy here, this guy even has a flower. This is my main colony here in the big pot
this is just original Venus flytraps Cultivators, I have Been growing them for a few years and they
have been really multiplying. It started as one and look how many are in
there now. I like to put them in a deep pot because the
roots do like to go deep down into the soil And it makes it easier for watering.
Anyways guys, with these few tips hopefully you’re going to be able to keep your Venus-flytraps
happy and healthy as well. If you like this video, make sure you hit
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