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30/04/2014 at 18:49

Hi everyone My mum came round this evening and gave me a Venus fly trap grow kit she picked up. The instructions are very slim and they don't even tell you to water them with rain water. What is the best way to germinate them? Can I germinate them in the dark if it is warm? Can I use bottled spring water to water them?

30/04/2014 at 20:11

you need to find a book on the subject  that's the best thing to do .

03/05/2014 at 01:25

@flowering rose I don't like to spend money for information I can get for free. I was thinking that someone on here may have had experience in growing them. I've done my first batch with rain water and put them in the warmest spot in the house.    

03/05/2014 at 06:15

Lots of info on the net  - see here, and several other places

https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081129145515AA8mGQN 

03/05/2014 at 06:53

hi Christopher

I have three Venus Fly Traps, there is a very good company in Hampshire

http://www.hantsflytrap.com/ where are get mine from, the small ones are reasonable priced and they have won awards at Chelsea. They are easy to look after, best to use rain water and let them trap they own food. They is a good book called, 'Growing Carnivorous Plants' by Barry.A. Rice.

I would not bother with seeds, when you can get them for £5. Oh! and don't let them flower, it weakens them. Hope that helps.

 

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