Venus FlyTrap GrowGuide

Many of us often think that growing Venus Fly Trap in Singapore is very challenging but it is actually not. ONLY if you are growing SGVenusFlytrap! What make SGVenusFlytrap so special? Did they go through any special training?  YES! Plants from SGVenusFlytrap are bred locally in Singapore via Plant Tissue Culture.Plant Tissue Culture allowed Venus Flytrap to grow rapidly through 10-15 generations within a short period of a year! Traditionally, Venus Flytrap can only go through 1-2 generation by division per year!This allows the plants to  adapt better to our warm weather!

To grow a SGVenusFlytrap successfully in Singapore, there are only 2 key things to keep in mind.

Water

Carnivorous Plants love water! They like their pot constantly soak in a tray of water. Not to be worry about how much to water,for all the plants will come with a plastic cup that fit perfectly to the pot. This allow a fuss-free experience when watering your Venus Fly Trap. You do not have to worry about mosquitoes breeding or water over flowing from the cup! So all you have to do is to fill up the cup to maximum level and refill when the water level drop to the minimum level.

Tips:All plants are bred using tap water.You can safely use tap water when watering all the plants from us without any issue.

Light Level

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Tips: To check if your place do receive direct sun, simply place your palm 10cm away from the growing area, if a dark and sharp shadow is casted, then you gotten direct sun!

Carnivorous Plants are sun loving plants which love lots of sun. Locally bred Carnivorous plants can now take our warm temperature without any problem!Sun is the main source of energy for a Carnivorous Plants to grow more and bigger traps to make you happy! Venus Flytraps, Sundew and American Pitcher plants are Sun loving plants! They can take direct Sun for the entire day without any problems but you have to make sure they have water in their cups! Refer to the following table to determine the number of hours od direct sun each species need! And they will be growing happily and begin hunting those annoying Insects!

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Feeding

Feeding is optional as Carnivorous plants are also plants,which means that they can still photosynthesis.So don’t worry that carnivorous plants do not die even when they did not catch any insects.However, if you want to feed, you can always catch small insects that can feed into their traps.It is advised to feed 1 insect every 2 weeks.If you happened not to be able to catch any insects, you can feed your traps with bloodworm too!

So what happened if my place do not have sun and I still want to grow Venus Flytraps?Does that mean I cannot grow Venus Flytrap anymore?

NO! With my in dept research I  carried out over the past few years, you can still grow them very well with a LED set up that I customized! This LED Growlight is designed with a specific wavelength that optimized electricity and yet giving out light energy that is truly required by Venus Flytrap! Many modifications and experiments carried out by me over the years had allow you to grow Venus Flytrap beautifully without any sun!

LED GROWLIGHT has been tested by many growers and here are some updates by them!

Venus Fly Trap LED Growlight come in various length to suit your needs! Whether to grow at home or even your office table!

5 watt LED Tube(12cm)

12Watt LED Tube(50cm)

16Watt LED Tube(75cm)

Algae Issues

Overtime due to the exposure of outdoor elements, algae may start to grow on the surface and begin to suffocate your plants! The first sign of algae growing will be that the surface will begin to turn green. When this happened, it is always advisable to replace the top layer with some fresh dried sphagnum moss.

Live Sphagnum Moss

For a long-term solution, live sphagnum moss can be used to be placed on the surface to absorb the excess lighting. However, this must be done properly. There are many varieties of sphagnum moss around the world. Some do well better in cool climate while some do better in warmer condition. Unfortunately, most commercial live sphagnum mosses are heavily fertilised to speed up their growth. They are well suited for other plants, but carnivorous plants cannot take the minerals found in those moss!  

Minerals stored in this moss often leaked into your plants pot and picked up by the plants. This will create more problem like deformity an even death in serious cases. As a result, our community members begin to search and run test on many varieties of sphagnum moss, in search for one that is beautiful and able to enhance plant growth. Many mosses disappointed us, and soon we found a variety that grow well in many different conditions! More tests were run, and we soon settle for this variety as it just wonders! We begin to grow and breed these live sphagnum moss over at our community garden and offer them to our new members! Rest be assured that these mosses are not fertilised and will improve your plant growth!