Species Of The Genus Dionaea

There is only one species in this genus, making it monotypical. CULTURAL INFORMATION Planting Media

Sphagnum peat moss, sphagnum moss (living or non-living), sand (preferably acidic, pH less than 7) and mixtures of the above media.


Growing season 70-100°F (21-38°C). Dormant season 35-50°F (1.7-10°C). Plants are often subjected to light frost in their native habitat.


A rest period from active growth for 3-5 months is required. During this period the temperature is lowered to 35-50°F (1.7-10°C) and soil moisture is maintained at a lower level than during active growth.

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