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CARNIVOROUS - Venus Flytrap - Dionaea Muscipula - 'Cupped Trap'

CARNIVOROUS - Venus Flytrap - Dionaea Muscipula - 'Cupped Trap'

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Dionaea muscipula 'Cupped Trap' with crossed teeth.

The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States in North Carolina and South Carolina.It catches its prey—chiefly insects and arachnids—with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant's leaves, which is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces. When an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap prepares to close, snapping shut only if another contact occurs within approximately twenty seconds of the first strike. The requirement of redundant triggering in this mechanism serves as a safeguard against wasting energy by trapping objects with no nutritional value, and the plant will only begin digestion after five more stimuli to ensure it has caught a live bug worthy of consumption. The Venus flytrap is a fun plant to grow and easy for beginners. Please note, do not feed hamburger or other human food. This will kill the plant!

You will receive 5 seeds

*Seeds are mailed in a bubble wrap package to prevent crushing*
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