Welcome to the FlyTrapStore!

Flytrap Store Growing Medium - Venus fly trap soil

More Views

Flytrap Store Growing Medium - Venus fly trap soil

Availability: In stock

Ships FREE! Flytrap Store sphagnum peat moss based growing medium in regular or large size (see description below for more information). 514 cubic inches (regular size) or 792 cubic inches (large size). Shipping is FREE (included in price) Typically shipped separately from other items in order.

**Also please note our exciting new offering of Premium New Zealand Long Fiber Sphagnum Moss growing medium.

NOTE: Please rinse your growing medium of any minerals by flushing it through 3-4 times with mineral-free water, either before or after potting.

* Required Fields



The perfect growing medium for Venus Flytraps and many other carnivorous plants, this mix contains sphagnum peat moss, pure 12-grit silica sand, and perlite. The price includes the cost of shipping. Although ingredients for this mix can sometimes be found locally, this product is a great option for those who aren't able to obtain one or more of the ingredients locally, or are unsure of the quality of those ingredients. Regular or large size— The regular size is 514 cubic inches of growing medium. To visualize how much that is, look at a piece of standard U.S. letter size paper, 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Now imagine a box that size, and 5.5 inches tall; the growing medium comes in a box of exactly those dimensions. The large size (792 cubic inches) is in a box 12 inches by 12 inches by 5.5 inches tall. Please be careful when opening the box not to pierce the bag of growing medium inside.

Customer Reviews 20 item(s)

Definitely worth it!
We had no previous experience growing VFT's when we bought some sad and pathetic specimens from our local hadware store for $1 each figuring we had nothing to lose (except $2). We've had them in this soil for almost four years and they are still thriving!
Rate this product!
Review by L. from NC / (Posted on 12/7/2018)
Happy Camper With FlyTrapStore.Com
Looking through my LX-200 8" SCT on a clear nite, I see 5 stars.
Rate this product!
Review by Rob / (Posted on 6/16/2017)
worth it
Ordered this on a mon and got it by thur! Much sooner than expected. It is exactly as described, and more than enough for the beginner hobbyest (like me) who only wants a trap or two but always seems to find a sad and lonely trap at the hardware store and wants to give it a good home (like me). I couldn't find the right ingredients locally and ordering each online would have cost triple for an obscene amount that I would never be able to use up. I am confident that I bought high quality soil that my traps will thrive in, from people who are clearly passionate about what they do.
Rate this product!
Review by karen / (Posted on 5/11/2017)
That this soil is better the. The one I made
I love it it better then the soil I made I used miricle grow for my first soil so I bought this thank you
Rate this product!
Review by Alex / (Posted on 12/30/2016)
Would highly recommend.
I can't say how well this stuff works for a VFT, but I will tell you that my Cephalotus loves it. I wish I could post pictures of then and now but when I tell people my Cephalotus is only about 18 months old they insist it has to be a 3-4 year old plant. Great product.
Rate this product!
Review by Marc / (Posted on 12/12/2016)
Best deal
I was one of those penny pinchers that attempted to shop around and make my own mixture. Major fail. These ingredients were hard to find and came in very large bags. I should have just saved myself the trouble from the start. My VFT are doing great in the soil mixture I got here and it came with so much more than I imagined. My collection will be able to expand without having to worry about buying any more soil for awhile. For anyone with doubt, trust me, this is the best way to go.
Rate this product!
Review by Jamie / (Posted on 2/4/2015)
Great Mix
I just bought another large bag of the Flytrap Store Mix for any future carnivore plants. My other plants are doing GREAT with the first order of this mix and the New Zealand moss. I figure that I've saved money by buying from Flytrap Store, not counting the time that I have saved from not driving all over town for the mixture. Thus Flytrap Store = Great Products and SAVING MONEY.
Rate this product!
Review by Ramon / (Posted on 10/29/2014)
Great Stuff
This mix added with the New Zealand moss has really added life to my carnivore plants. The price is less than the price of fuel for me to travel all over town trying to find the materials to make the same mix. The delivery was real fast......only took 3 days, and it was a lot more than I needed since I bought the larger size...... could not pass up the great deal. I now have extra for future use. This is a MUST if you care for your plants.
Rate this product!
Review by Carla / (Posted on 10/9/2014)
Very well mixed
Ordered this mix as I do not have in my area. It came very well and balanced mixed. Overall very happy with it, the sand in the mix looks llike the right size for the plants I want to pot. i just rinsed once in boiling distill water just to be sure.

Thank you FTS
Rate this product!
Review by Tish / (Posted on 7/13/2014)
Top notch stuff, received my large bag today and transplanted my cephalotus. Way better than any store bought stuff I've tried and I even got a hand written note. Thanks guys. You will be taking more of my money soon!
Rate this product!
Review by Ian M / (Posted on 6/16/2014)
Best VFT Investment
Don't waste your time trying to find all the ingredients and then taking a chance at best for growing your VFT. I'd highly recommend buying this soil from these guys. The soil is already mixed in perfectly, the shipping is fast and free, and best of all, if you're thinking it might not be enough, trust me there is more than plenty enough, I had to go buy more pots but that's not a bad thing!
Rate this product!
Review by luis / (Posted on 6/10/2014)
With this stuff, I have high confidence in the successful rearing my Typical Flytraps. I had three plants that self were propagating. I have given away six of the new growths and still have four to keep for myself. Three of the most mature ones have their own four inch pots. 6 yearlings are snug in their own three inch pots, and I have only used about a third of my box. This soil retains moisture better than I expected, so I don't water as often. I was looking into making my own mix, but I would have a wheelbarrow full of mix for three times the cost, because everything is sold in huge bags around here. This is well worth the price and convenience. There are some tiny chunks of wood and a few small sticks in my box. I took them out as I was potting my plants, but it probably wouldn't matter if I left them in. I will buy this again, when I need more. I gave five stars.
Rate this product!
Review by Ken / (Posted on 12/26/2013)
Good Venus Fly Trap potting soil
As people have said, you *could* try to grab all the ingredients separately and attempt to mix this yourself, but honestly, it's a lot easier buying from people who know and love what they're doing. I feel confident my Venus Fly Traps will do well in this soil.

Save yourself the hassle, time, and work by getting some of this soil. You get so much (leftover) you may consider growing even more plants!
Rate this product!
Review by benjamin bannister / (Posted on 11/27/2013)
Quality Soil at a Good Price
The box was exactly the size they said it would be and it was full to the brim with soil. My flytrap has been in there about a week or two and loves it. I still have a ton of soil left, so I imagine I'll be able to plant may. The handwritten note on the receipt was the icing on the cake, and the Flytrap Store should know that they have earned another loyal customer.
Rate this product!
Review by Nick / (Posted on 1/28/2013)
Worth the investment
Let's face it, carnivorous plants were meant to grow in very specialized conditions (that we try to mimic)... perhaps most importantly, their soil substrate. Sure, toil & stress yourself out by trying to create your own soil mixture, but why not be certain by purchasing this miracle mix? The cost is fair and quality unmatched, supplied by the carnivorous plant experts themselves. My own VFTs & sundews potted in this have survived with some thriving, as they decline into dormancy. Going to buy 2 huge bags of this mixture to spawn more King Sundew seedlings (has proven successful) -- they seem to enjoy this soil substrate immensely... plus with free shipping... why are ya waiting? : )
Rate this product!
Review by LRus49 / (Posted on 11/20/2012)
Awesome soil substrate!!
Also received a black "trash bag" of soil... it's awesome soil, and has been used to supplement my potted VFTs and also raise Drosera regia (king sundew) seedlings successfully. I highly recommend buying this mixture!
Rate this product!
Review by LucSaibot / (Posted on 11/15/2012)
I got a flytrap on amazon and it was in good shape when I got it. After 2 weeks I bought this soil and re potted to a 6.9 inch pot with built in self water tray. In one week it has grown alot more the the crappy soil it was shipped planted in.
This site I would have to say has at least 50 times more info then every other website I looked at put together. Thanks for the great soil and all the great info!
Rate this product!
Review by dale / (Posted on 7/6/2012)
I ordered this thinking it would only be enough for about 4 or 5 mature plants but when it got here it was a Massive trash bag with obout 15-20Lb of a nice loose sandy feeling medium that could probobly be enough for 20 plants I am beyond satisfied.
Rate this product!
Review by Andy / (Posted on 9/8/2011)
The Perfect Mix
Okay, so at first I was thinking "hmmm, seems a bit pricy". I then went to all my local gardening stores in search of horticulture grade sand, perlite and pete moss in the hopes of making my own for cheaper. I live in an apartment, not a farm, so space is limited. In order to make it cost effective I had to buy each of the items in mass bulk which I don't have room for. I ran some numbers and it would end up costing my the same amount if I were to just buy it from FTS. Also, the shipping is included!

When I got the box of soil I didn't think it would last very long, but I have been potting new plants constantly and it's barely made a dent in the amount of soil I got.

Also, I can sleep at night knowing that all the ingredients are tried and tested with great results. If I were to make it on my own, I know I would stress myself out wondering if it was a good grade of pete moss etc.

Anyway, totally worth the price! My plants are growing like weeds in it.
Rate this product!
Review by SEBASTIAN / (Posted on 9/7/2011)
That's the good stuff... pass it on!
All of my CPs are in this great soil. I could probably find all the ingredients if I tried hard enough... but why should I? Matt and Steve make this stuff they are pros at it. All of my CPs love it and thrive in it, from seed to clones to adult plants. I recommend none other! Review by tc3driver / (Posted on 8/28/2010)