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What Type of Soil Is Best for a Venus Fly Trap?

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A venus fly trap is best planted in soil that is lacking in nutrients or nutrient-poor soil. Regular potting soil and fertilizers can burn the roots of the plant and are not recommended.

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What Type of Soil Is Best for a Venus Fly Trap?
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The scientific name for the venus fly trap is Dionaea. The best choice in nutrient-poor soil is long fiber sphagnum moss or non-enriched peat moss. Horticulture sand and perlite can be mixed on a 1:1 ratio, with the peat moss for aeration and as a source of water retention. Silica sand or quartz is recommended as a mixer because it does not release any minerals into the soil.

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