I fed my venus fly trap something and now the leaf is dying. Why is this happening?

If the trap was fed something that it wouldn’t normally catch in the wild, this could cause the trap to turn black. For example, beef, chicken or pork would all most likely cause a trap to turn black. Also, if the trap is getting old, it might turn black before it complete digesting whatever was trapped. Another reason that the trap might turn black is if the prey that it caught didn’t completely fit inside the trap. If this is the case, the trap will try to seal unsuccessfully. Then when it releases its digestive enzymes, the trap will start turning black because the enzymes seep out onto the trap surface. However, sometimes leaves on Venus flytraps just turn black for seemingly no reason. Don’t be too concerned with this unless all of the traps on your fly trap are turning black. Then you might want to try to figure out what’s causing a general decline in the health of your Venus flytrap.

Questions or Comments?

If you have any more questions, feel free join the FlytrapCare forum and ask there: Venus fly trap forum

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