I bought a Venus Flytrap at my local WinCo about a month and a half ago, and have managed so far to keep it alive. I grew up "knowing" that it was really difficult to keep one alive, so I resisted until I saw them on the shelf in the produce section. I walked past them, shook my head and continued on... stopped, shook my head again, walked back and chose what I thought was the healthiest specimen. With this pandemic stretching longer and longer, I needed a new project on which to focus!
I went home and dutifully Googled "Venus Flytrap care," skimmed over several websites to see which seemed most knowledgeable (admittedly, I only skimmed a couple), and ran with one. That page suggested a terrarium was good, so I left it in the original container, albeit without the top so that insects could enter. This went on my bathroom windowsill, which has bright light thought a cloudy pane.
Things were going swimmingly, with new growth occasionally, until last night, when I noticed that it was almost completely dropped. I'd forgotten to water, and the soil was visibly dry!
I slid out the dying Flytrap from its prison and gently poured a bit of distilled water into it from above, trying to jump-start the revival. Then I put it in a clean plastic container, poured about half an inch of distilled water into that, and replaced it on the windowsill, hoping like mad that I wasn't too late.
This morning, all perky again! ::whew::
I decided I wasn't willing to risk that happening again, so I went back to researching via Google, which eventually led me here.