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What happens if a Venus flytrap doesn’t eat bugs?
Venus flytraps do not exhibit negative signs when they do not eat; they can continue to be healthy plants without consuming bugs. However, Venus flytraps that receive occasional feeding tend to develop faster, divide into multiple plants, and grow larger traps.
How often does a Venus flytrap need to eat an insect?
The traps on your plant are modified leaves and should be fed regularly (about once a week to two weeks). Plants can survive for extended periods without being fed but they will grow more slowly. If your plant is being kept outdoors in the summer, it should be fine catching prey on its own.
How much should I water my Venus flytrap?
Venus flytraps need to be watered every 2 to 4 days, depending on the season. The soil must be humid at all times but not flooded. They must be watered when the soil is slightly less moist but not dry. The water tray method is an effective watering practice to keep Venus flytraps healthy.