The Best Way to Water Most of Your Carnivorous Plants

The Best Way to Water Most of Your Carnivorous Plants

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Carnivorous plants love water and do not like to dry out at all. Feel the soil: it should be moist or slightly wet when watering it again. Squeeze a bit of soil between your fingers - if water runs out it’s too wet.

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“Always use mineral-free water when you water your carnivorous plants, such as rainwater or distilled water. Bottled and tap water contains too many minerals and can ‘over-fertilize’ or ‘burn’ your plant.” — PLANTA PRO TIP

There are several ways to water Carnivorous plants. Choose a way that suits you the best:


  1. Pour water over the soil

  2. Continue adding water to the pot until it starts to run out from the drainage holes


  1. Fill the plant tray with water

  2. Make sure the soil is in contact with the water on the tray

  3. Wait for about 10 minutes

  4. Feel the soil to see if it absorbed enough water —> the soil should feel moist throughout

  5. If it’s still dry —> add more water to the tray


Bottom watering will not wash away salts and other minerals from the soil, so make sure to also give water over the soil every now and then.


  1. Fill a bucket or any other vessel with lukewarm water

  2. Lower the whole pot down in the water, stop where the stem of the plant starts. Make sure all of the soil is under water

  3. The water will now start to bubble - wait until it has stopped

  4. Lift the pot up and let the excess drain off

  5. Put your plant back in the cachepot or on the tray

“Venus fly traps love the perfect balance between wet and moist soil. They don’t like to dry out even once and they don’t want to be drowning in water, at least not all of the time.” — PLANTA PRO TIP

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