This kit includes a young B52 Venus flytrap, approximately 2 inches across. The B52 flytrap has the largest traps of any flytrap. In full sun, its traps can also turn a very deep, beautiful red. Occasionally, the cilia (teeth) also turn red, resulting in one imposing looking carnivorous plant! The B52 is also a large flytrap overall, with fully grown plants often spanning six to seven inches across.
This flytrap includes a strong USB light containing 6 ultra-bright LEDs with a color temperature of 6000k (great for plants). The grow light should be placed extremely close to the plant (as in the pictures). The light features touch on/off. Similar to other LED grow lights with digital on/off, this light cannot be used with a timer (full disclosure).
There are more powerful grow lights available, but this one is more than enough (see below) and is aesthetically pleasing. We chose to sell this light over any blue/red LED grow light bulbs because even the smallest of those can overwhelm a space with blinding purple light which also makes your plant’s green parts appear black. Who wants that day-in and day-out? After testing several lights, we found the one we are selling to be a perfect mix of aesthetics and effectiveness.
This plant was grown for a full month in a dark room with only our USB setup for light:
It grew normally during this time and even had new leaves turn pink inside (a sign of good lighting). This plant was grown with no extra light but most customers will also have room or window light supplementing this which will be more than enough for a happy flytrap.
Note: The 6-foot USB cord is heavy and will need to rest on something (or otherwise have its weight taken up) so as not to pull the clip and stand over. Also, we do not provide the wall plug. You can use any USB wall plug from a phone or tablet or a computer USB outlet to power the light.
Your flytrap will arrive planted in long fiber sphagnum moss in a small plastic pot complete with a wick and cup for wick-watering. Wick watering reduces evaporation from the water tray which allows less frequent watering and helps keep the plant from drying out.
Included with this product:
- Venus flytrap – B52 cultivar, young 1-2″
- USB Extension cable, 6-foot, white (you provide wall adapter)
- USB LED Light, 6-LEDs, 6000k color temperature
- Cube light stand, bendable, white with gator clip
- Wick, pre-potted in the bottom of the pot
- Water cup
- Flytrap grow guide