Venus Flytrap Growing Guide
Growing Venus Flytrap is not as challenging as many thought if you are growing Venus Flytraps that’s cultivated by SGVenusFlytrap. All carnivorous plants are specially bred locally in Singapore via Plant Tissue Culture. Tissue Cultured plants allowed Venus Flytrap to grow rapidly through 10-15 generations within a short period of a year. Traditional Venus Flytrap can only go through 1-2 generations by division per year. This is the special difference that differentiate SGVenusFlytraps from those bought outside over the retail counters.
To grow a SGVenusFlytrap successfully in Singapore, there are only 2 key things to keep in mind.
Carnivorous Plants love water! They like their pot constantly soak in a tray of water. Not to be worry about how much to water, for all the plants will come with a plastic cup that fit perfectly to the pot. This allow a fuss-free experience when watering your Venus Fly Trap. You do not have to worry about mosquitoes breeding or water over flowing from the cup! So all you have to do is to fill up the cup to maximum level and refill when the water level drop to the minimum level.
Tips: All plants are bred using tap water. You can safely use tap water when watering all the plants from us without any issue.
Tips: To check if your place do receive direct sun, simply place your palm 10cm away from the growing area, if a dark and sharp shadow is casted, then you gotten direct sun!
Carnivorous Plants are sun loving plants which love lots of sun. Locally bred Carnivorous plants can now take our warm temperature without any problem! Sun is the main source of energy for a Carnivorous Plants to grow more and bigger traps to make you happy! Venus Flytraps, Sundew and American Pitcher plants are Sun loving plants! They can take direct Sun for the entire day without any problems but you have to make sure they have water in their cups! Refer to the following table to determine the number of hours of direct sun each species need! And they will be growing happily and begin hunting those annoying Insects!
Plants Lighting Requirements Guide
|Direct Sunlight: 1 – 2 hours||✓|
|Direct Sunlight: 3 – 4 hours||✓ ✓|
|Direct Sunlight: 4 – 6 hours||✓ ✓ ✓|
|Species / Cultivars||Sunlight Requirements|
|SGVenusFlytrap “Fine Teeth x Red”||✓✓✓|
|SGVenusFlytrap “Red Piranha”||✓✓✓|
|SGVenusFlytrap “Roaring Flames”||✓✓✓|
|SGVenusFlytrap “Marcoon Monster”||✓✓✓|
|SGVenusFlytrap “Polish Dracula”||✓✓✓|
|Drosera Manii x Omissa||✓✓|
|Drosera puchellia x omissa||✓✓|
|Drosera Intemedia x Roundifolia||✓✓|
|Drosera Humpty Doo||✓✓|
|Sarracenia Purpurea x rubra
(Sarracenia X Maroon)
|Sarracenia leucophylla x psittacina
(Sarracenia X Scarlet Belle)
Feeding Carnivorous Plants
Feeding is optional as Carnivorous plants are also plants, which means that they can still photosynthesis. So don’t worry that carnivorous plants do not die even when they did not catch any insects. However, if you want to feed, you can always catch small insects that can feed into their traps. It is advised to feed 1 insect every 2 weeks. If you happened not to be able to catch any insects, you can feed your traps with bloodworm too!
So what happens if my place do not have sun and I still want to grow Venus Flytraps?
Does that mean I cannot grow Venus Flytrap anymore?
Through the in-depth research carried out over the past few years from Darren’s laboratory, you can still grow them very well with our indoor terrarium system! These customised LED configuration specially designed with a specific wavelength that optimize electricity and yet gives out light energy that is truly required by Venus Flytrap. Numerous modifications and experiments are carried out over the years to allow Venus Flytrap to grow beautifully indoors without any sunlight.