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Venus fly traps: How to care for them

Venus' flytraps gather nutrients from gases in the air and nutrients in the soil. However, they live in poor soil and are healthier if they get nutrients from insects.

Venus flytraps lure their prey using a sweet smelling nectar. When an insect lands on the head of the fly trap and touches one of the many trigger hairs located within the jaws of the trap trap snaps closed, trapping the insect.
The plant then secretes an enzyme which essentially 'dissolves' the insect, turning it into a digestible dinner. After a few days, the fly trap will re-open, to await it's next meal.

The video below demonstrates how to care for a Venus flytrap and what to feed it.

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