Dionaea muscipula 'Dente'
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Common Name:
Venus Fly Trap
   
Ornamental Features:
This form of the Venus Fly Trap has similar characteristics as the original with a couple of exceptions. A much deeper green coloration in the foliage, and the hairs along the edge of the trap are fused, creating small triangles.
   
Habit and Growth Rate:
Winter and early summer leaves are 3 to 6 inches long, with traps 1 to 1 1/4 inches long. Bears 3 to 10 white flowers in early to midsummer.
   
Landscape Value:
Plant with other combined carnivorous plants in a combination planting.
   
Hardiness:
Zone 6-10
   
Culture:
Requires moist, acidic soil and very little fertilizer. Requires partial to full sun.
   
Pot Size & Finish Time:
3 inch (4 to 6 weeks), 8 inch (8 to 10 weeks)
   
Propagation Methods:
Tissue culture and division.
   
Pest/Disease Problems:
Fungus gnats and aphids.
   
More Information:
DIONAEA SP. CULTURE INFO:

MEDIA: 100% Canadian peat or a peat/sphagnum mix

MEDIA MOISTURE MANAGEMENT: Range between 3 and 4 (on 1-5 scale, 5 being an aquatic)

LIGHT: >3000 Ft candles

HUMIDITY: >50%

SOIL TEMP: keep between 60 and 88 degrees F
**be careful not to exceed the high limit. Drop the light levels to keep the root zone cool if necessary**

WINTER CARE: if photoperiod is not extended and root temp is not high enough, the plants will go dormant.

pH: 3.8 - 4.5