Grow Your Own Venus Fly Trap

£ 6.45

Curious Minds Did You Know? The oldest carnivorous plant leaf fossil was found in Baltic amber that’s 35 million to 47 million years old.

Discover the strange mystery of the carnivorous plant with this grow your own Venus Fly Trap.

The beautifully presented box is a wonderful gift set and contains all you need to grow your own Venus Fly Trap. The magic compost block expands when you add water. Plant your seeds just below the surface, place in the included terracotta planting pot and watch your mysterious plant grow.

The Venus Fly Trap, Dionaea Muscipula, is a carnivorous plant native to the bogs and swamplands of North and South Carolina. It preys on insects with its uniquely shaped leaves. The leaf has two primary regions: a broad flat leaf base that can carry out photosynthesis – how plants produce their food – and the trapping mechanism composed of two lobes hinged together. Each trap usually has between two and five "trigger" hairs on each lobe with three trigger hairs on each lobe being normal. This is what allows them to capture insects without muscles or nerves. The edge of the trap is lined with teeth or finger-like cilia that lace together when the trap shuts.