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Why are the leaves and traps on my Venus Flytrap brown and crispy?

Dry or brown leaves and traps on your Venus Flytrap can be caused by, letting your plant dry out too much, low humidity, or a combination of both.

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Your Venus Flytrap requires consistent moisture and high humidity in order to thrive. If they experience periods of dry soil or low humidity, some of the leaves and traps might brown, yellow, or die off as a way to preserve energy. The plant is usually able to bounce back from a period of drought.

To get your Venus Flytrap looking its best again, follow these instructions:


Keep soil consistently moist at all times. Once the top layer feels dry, it is time to water again. Water thoroughly until it comes out of the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot, and empty excess water out of the saucer.


A great tip to help your plant thrive is to give it a shower when watering. Take it to a sink and spray the whole plant down. This cleans the leaves and adds humidity to the plant. Other great ways to increase humidity are to use a humidifier, add a pebble tray under your plant, or mist it daily.

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We're confident your Venus Flytrap will be back to normal in no-time, but if you've followed the steps above and things just aren't improving you can contact us here.