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Care Sheet for Dionaea muscipula "Deep Red Guerrilla" (Venus Flytrap)

"Dionaea muscipula 'Deep Red Guerrilla'" is a cultivar of the Venus Flytrap known for its striking deep red coloration. Proper care is crucial to maintain its health and vibrant appearance. Here's a care sheet to guide you:

  • Light Requirements:

    • Provide your Venus Flytrap with plenty of direct sunlight. Place it in a location where it can receive at least 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. A south-facing window or outdoor area with ample sunlight is ideal.
  • Temperature:

    • Venus Flytraps thrive in moderate temperatures. Keep the plant in an environment with temperatures ranging from 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) during the day. Avoid exposing it to extreme heat or cold, as this can stress the plant.
  • Humidity:

    • While Venus Flytraps prefer humid conditions, they can tolerate average indoor humidity levels. If the air in your home is dry, you can increase humidity by placing a tray of water with pebbles beneath the plant's pot. Ensure the pot is not sitting in water to prevent waterlogging.
  • Watering:

    • Water your Venus Flytrap with distilled water, rainwater, or purified water. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil feels dry, typically every few days.
  • Soil:

    • Plant your Venus Flytrap in a well-draining, acidic soil mix. A blend of sphagnum moss and perlite or sand works well. Avoid using potting mixes with added fertilizers or nutrients, as these can harm the plant.
  • Potting:

    • Use a shallow container with drainage holes for planting your Venus Flytrap. Avoid deep pots, as the plant's roots are relatively shallow. Repot annually in early spring to refresh the soil and provide space for new growth.
  • Feeding:

    • While Venus Flytraps can capture prey on their own, you can supplement their diet with small insects such as flies, spiders, or ants occasionally. Avoid feeding them large insects or human food, as this can damage their traps.
  • Pruning:

    • Trim away any dead or blackened leaves or traps as needed to maintain the plant's overall health and appearance.
  • Dormancy:

    • During the winter months, Venus Flytraps require a period of dormancy to rest and conserve energy. Reduce watering and expose the plant to cooler temperatures ranging from 40°F to 50°F (4°C to 10°C). Some traps may die back during dormancy, which is normal.
  • Pest Control:

    • Keep an eye out for common pests such as aphids, spider mites, and fungus gnats. If pests are present, treat the plant with insecticidal soap or neem oil, following the manufacturer's instructions.

By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy a healthy and vibrant Dionaea muscipula "Deep Red Guerrilla" in your home or garden.

Dionaea muscipula "deep red guerilla"- Venus Fly Trap - select a size

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