You are planning to build a giant vented Venus flytraps as a part of your greenhouse and have found that it is difficult to grow. Your giant vented Venus flytrap has died, probably because of too much water. Now you need to learn some “planning” techniques before you get started. This article will give you a few tips on what you need to do.
First, you must choose a good location for your flytrap plant. Remember to always keep the base of the terrarium damp but never wet. The best location is on an exposed side of a sunny window, preferably over a window sill. Put the plant in a big pot and fill it with well drained soil.
Now that the location and soil preparation are done, you need to select which plants are good candidates for growing in a terrarium. If you do not want them to absorb water and nutrients, you should choose species that normally do not need much water or nutrients, like cichlids, slugs and snails. Other carnivorous plants can be put there if you want the plants to be planted upside down. Some examples are slugs, bloodworms and tube worms.
To care for and manage your carnivorous plant, you should have an adequate amount of knowledge on how to care for carnivorous plants. A minimum of 600 ml of water is needed per day for all plants. A soil with low nitrogen, high phosphorous and a lot of organic matter is recommended for your plants. Don’t keep your fly trap in a refrigerator because the lack of air in a refrigerator will kill the plant. Plants in a dry environment are also prone to rot, so you should move your carnivorous plants around periodically.
You will probably want to place your carnivorous terrarium near a source of food. Your plants will not taste like foods that you personally eat, but if it’s going to be your pet’s meals, you can put any food in the terrarium, so that the animal will get to know where to find its food. If your plant grows too fast, it might crowd out other smaller plants. Another good thing about placing your carnivorous terrarium in a kitchen is that you can probably clean up after your pet. However, do not expect it to eat from the fly trap.
You should check the water levels in your terrarium everyday and add distilled water if needed. You may use tap water, but make sure you sterilize it first. If you are using distilled water, you should change the tap water daily, since tap water can be contaminated with bacteria. Do not add more plants or water than your plants require, as this will overload your fly trap.
You can add a variety of other plants or organic materials into your giant Venus fly trap. Most fly traps that come with plant options usually have their own plastic “super-capsules”, which you can fill with water and plants. These can be stored in your terrarium. Just remember to empty the super-capsules once a week or so, as the roots may get tangled with the plastic.
The best part about the giant Venus flytrap’s list is that all the information is included in one place. There are no unclear directions and detailed descriptions. All you need is one image to follow and you are all set. The only really difficult part will be filling in the order that you want your plants placed in your terrarium. That may take a little bit of practice before you have mastered filling in the order, but at least you will now have some ideas on how to set up your new home aquarium!