And be sure your potting soil has some of this organic peat moss for drainage. Consider the native growing conditions of the Venus Flytrap and try to replicate those conditions as much as possible at your home. Which means that the Venus Flytrap plant grows in a bog, in a swamp, but not in standing water. Don't add so much water to your pot that the roots of the plant are completely saturated in standing water.Be sure the potting soil or medium is well draining, like a mixture of organic peat moss and sand. Let moisture work its way up the planting medium by capillary action from the saucer of water to the roots of the plant itself. You want the planting medium to be moist, not wet.