General Venus Fly Trap FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions about Venus flytrap care. The list is not comprehensive, so feel free to shoot us an email at or head on over to the FlytrapCare forums and ask there.

To quickly reiterate what is stated many times on this website, Venus flytraps have just a few strict care requirements:

  • water with low-mineral content
  • nutrient-poor soil — typically sphagnum moss (either peat or long-fiber sphagnum)
  • lots and lots of full sunshine
  • an annual dormancy period during the winter months