How did Venus fly traps get their name?

How did Venus fly traps get their name?

Etymology. The plant’s common name refers to Venus, the Roman goddess of love. The genus name, Dionaea (“daughter of Dione”), refers to the Greek goddess Aphrodite, while the species name, muscipula, is Latin for both “mousetrap” and “flytrap”.

Do Venus fly traps actually eat bugs?

The Venus flytrap is a clever carnivorous plant that lures insects into its deadly chamber, captures them, eats them, and then expels them when finished.

How long do Venus flytraps live?

20 years

What human food can Venus fly traps eat?

Avoid giving Venus flytraps human food, such as hamburger or cheese. The plant doesn’t digest them and they cause the leaf to rot. Although wild plants may eat larger insects, in cultivation offer your plant live or freshly killed prey that easily fits into the trap when it is closed.

How many times should you water a Venus fly trap?

Venus flytraps need to be watered every 2 to 4 days, depending on the season. The soil must be humid at all times but not flooded. They must be watered when the soil is slightly less moist but not dry.

Should you keep a Venus flytrap in water?

Keep the pot in standing water at all times. Never allow the soil to dry out completely. The flytrap requires mineral-free water. So bottled distilled water, water passed through a reverse-osmosis unit or collected rain water are best.

Will my Venus flytrap turn red?

The traps of Venus flytraps only turn that intense color if they are getting plenty of bright light. With less than bright light, they revert to a light green color, perhaps with only a smattering of red on the lobes. There are other pretty flytrap cultivars, though, that do not have the deep red coloration.

What color should a Venus flytrap be?

Venus Flytrap Information The typical plant is green, with a reddish-orange color on the inside of the mature trap. There is a ‘red-mouth’ variety that can range from bright red just inside the trap to a dark burgundy that colors even the teeth on the edge of the trap.

Are purple Venus fly traps real?

Blue or purple Venus flytraps do not exist. Any post of blue Venus flytrap seeds or plants is an online scam. There are several varieties of Venus flytrap, many with unique color schemes, but none is blue. It would be amazing if blue Venus flytraps were real, but they do not exist.