Darwin regarded this plant as the most amazing plant in the world. It’s leaves are modified into bear-trap like structures which snap shut when stimulated. Not only do these fascinating plants trap insects but also the imagination of both adults and children Alike, and often serve as a “gateway Plant” to an interest in the plant world and nature in general.
They are native to open, sunny bogs near wilmington, North Carolina. They enjoy Hot summers and cool winters.
Growth Form/Defining Characteristics: Small compact rossettes, 1-5 inches across. Traps on mature plants can be up to 2 inches in size.
Light: 4+ hours full sun
Water: Keep in A tray of ~1 inch of water. Distilled, RO, Rain water Required. Sometimes Tap water is acceptable but must be 50ppm TDS or Less.
Soil: 3 parts Peat moss or Long Fibered Sphagnum 1 part perlite or pumice. No fertilizer. Flush Soil with Distilled, Ro, Rain water for best results.
Hardiness : USDA Zones 7b-10. Tolerant of Extreme temperatures From 20-120F.
Type: Perennial, Winter Deciduous. Dormancy between November and March.
Growing Indoors or in terrariums is possible but not ideal. If indoors provide lavishly with light in summer and darker winters for dormancy. If not given a dormancy period plant will deteriorate.