Venus Flytrap Kit / DIY Starter Guide

This page is a detailed instruction for Venus Flytrap Kit.

Step 1

Display your Venus Flytrap in a bright spot with indirect sunlight or LED grow light. The proper temperature range is 50 - 90ºF.

Note: Make sure not to open the jar before tranplanting your plant!

Use indirect sunlight or LED grow light as the light source. Strong direct sunlight will damage the blue gel.

Step 2

Your Venus Flytrap is going to grow and thrive inside the glass jar without any cares.

Once your Venus Flytrap fills up 80% of your glass (usually takes 3 - 4 months), it's time to transplant!

The blue gel will discolor as your plant gets bigger.

Step 3

Once you are ready to transplant, remove the plastic seal and the cork on top of the glass jar.

Step 4

To take out your plant easily, use a blunt tweezer to cut the gel into smaller pieces, and then lift up your Venus Flytrap gently.

Notice that you may lose some leaves while taking out the plant. But that's fine, your Venus Flytrap is tough!

Pull out your plant one by one, piece by piece if your Venus Flytap is big.

Step 5

Dispose of the remaining blue gel in the glass jar. Rinse both the glass jar and your Venus Flytrap with distilled water only.

Trim any black leaves if there are any on your plant!

Rinse your plants with distilled water and also make sure your plants have no gel residue.

Step 6

Soak 1 soil peat with distilled water for 10 minutes (save the other one for future!).

Make sure to use only distilled water.

Step 7

Fill the cylinder glass jar with the hydrated soil.

Step 8

Plant your Venus Flytrap into the soil.

Here, we pick up a small Venus Flytrap to show that even a small sized plant works!

Give it some distilled water to keep the soil moist.

Step 9

Put this potted Venus Flytrap into the bigger container and cover with lid.

This step is very important, it keeps your transplanted Venus Flytrap in a high humidity environment.

Step 10

Display your Venus Flytrap in a sunny spot!

Now it's a waiting game. Your Venus Flytrap takes time to adapt to the new environment.

Go to the next step for more info.

Step 11

Take off two stickers on the lid every week for 4 weeks!

During these 4 weeks, water your Venus Flytrap with distilled regularly to keep the soil moist!

Step 12

Remove the lid after the fifth week!

Step 13

Once your Venus Flytrap grows too big to fit in the cylinder glass, it's the time to repot your Venus Flytrap to a bigger container!

If your plant is still small, it's not a bad idea to give it more time to grow in the cylinder glass.

Step 14

Soak the 2nd peat soil (you saved earlier) in the bigger container with distilled water for 10 minutes.

Step 15

Add some distilled water to your Venus Flytrap to soften the soil peat for 10 - 15 minutes.

Step 16

Once the soil peat is soften. Lift up your Venus Flytrap gently with a blunt tweezer.

Also, keep the soil!

Step 17

Plant your Venus Flytrap into the big container that containing the hydrated soil peat from step 14.

Step 18

Add the remaining soil peat to the big container.

Step 19

Find a "great spot" to display your Venus Flytrap and let it catch flies!!

Remember to check the soil regularly, always keep the soil moist with distilled water or rainwater only.