Venus Flytrap care and tips

Is there anything more interesting than a carnivorous plant? They are fascinating, and not too hard to care for. The most popular for growing indoors is the Venus Flytrap, although in the right growing zone you can grow them outside too.

The Venus flytrap has a few requirements to thrive; wet roots, high humidity, full sunlight, and poor, acidic soil. They do best in a terrarium type environment (so long as there is air flow, not a true enclosure). I keep mine in this terrarium, which has nice air flow but helps keep the plants humid. There are holes, so sometimes little bugs wander in to be eaten by the plant.

Venus Flytrap close up

Four hours of full direct sunlight is best for Venus Flytraps. They can also do OK under strong artificial lighting if needed, but try to find a sunny spot if possible.

The most important tip is DO NOT USE TAP WATER! The quickest way to kill you Venus Flytrap is by using tap water or any other water that has mineral content. You need to use either distilled, or rain water. They don’t like to sit in water, but they do like their soil to be kept moist. A terrarium helps with keeping them humid as well.

Venus Flytrap closed pod

Oh, and of course, once in a while you might need to feed it. Unless you get lucky and it catches a bug or two on it’s own, you will need to provide food for them to thrive. This site has great information about how to feed your Venus Flytrap, including photos. They also have a lot of tips for growing from seed, and more.

Luckily you can find food easily at your local pet store, in the reptile/fish section.

Brilliant idea for the kitchen

I just saw this little beauty in an email and had to share it. Why? It’s such a good idea!

So often I am reading a recipe from a tablet or phone while I am in the kitchen, and there isn’t a great spot to put it. This solves that problem, while also holding kitchen utensils, which means it’s not a one trick pony.

I like things in my home that can do double duty and look great doing it. This seems like it would fit into any style of kitchen as well.

What do you think? Brilliant idea or no?

Dino-mite!

I love this dinosaur planter. It’s one of those fun things in my office that brings a smile to my face each time I see it. Instead of using it like a traditional planter with dirt, I use an air plant.

Dinosaur planter

My planter is plastic, and though I bought it, it’s no longer for sale. I have seen some other fun ceramic dinosaur planters though! However, I do think if you could find a hollow plastic dino you could easily make one yourself.

All you would need to do is drill an opening at the top with a Dremel or a round hole attachment. Sand the rough edges and then spray paint it any color you want.

I’ve been on the hunt for some more dinos to try it myself, but haven’t had much luck finding hollow toys. Let me know if you find some and try it! I’d love to see your dinos.

Personalized home decor from Tiny Prints

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We love Tiny Prints for printed goods like Christmas cards and such, but did you know they have home decor items too? We actually got a cute pillow from them last year and I noticed that they have added a lot of other fun options since then!

Ours was the “happy home” pillow, and it’s a nice big size (not too big), perfect for cuddling with during movie night. I really love this map pillow, especially since you can pick where to put the heart and add your family name to it.

Love lives here custom pillow from Tiny Prints

I also really like the cute home themed stationary they have too (super cute new address cards). And because fall and winter will be here before we know it, I think these throw blankets are awesome. How lovely would they be for holiday gifts, and housewarming presents?

Monogramed throw blanket

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