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Dionaea muscipula "King Henry Flytrap" [Sm]
King Henry Flytrap
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Price: $9.95
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Item Number:: 14171

General Description
King Henry is a new cultivar. It's produces upright yellow traps. The mouths of the traps have a splash of reddish orange. It grows very vigorously and sends up multiple traps at once. We've had this variety in our collection for only a year. We've noticed that the plant produces larger than normal traps when it matures, up to 1 1/2 inches. Because of the long petioles, the leaves flop over due to the weight of the large traps. This is probably why it was called King Henry!

Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot. It will reach flowering maturity within 1-2 growing seasons.

All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.

Please watch the monthly video podcast for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
Coastal plains of North Carolina

Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
5 inches tall.

Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.

Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.

Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Growing Season
May - October. Plant goes dormant at the onset of frost.

Winter Care
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.

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Getting Big. August 10, 2017
Reviewer: Roger Whittaker from Lake City, GA  
This has been a very vigorous grower.  The traps have grown tall and big.  Not so big and tall that they have flopped over yet.  I thoroughly enjoy seeing all the flies trapped.

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Doing great! August 6, 2017
Reviewer: Craig Goren from Baltimore, MD United States  
My King Henry Flytrap arrived carefully packaged and appearing very healthy (obviously a little stressed from being in a box for a couple days). I took the plant out of the container, watered it well and set out on the porch for the summer. Weeks later, it is absolutely thriving. It's sent up multiple new traps and has caught several flies too! Love my plant and will definitely order from your company again

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A very supplier of carnivorous plants July 30, 2017
Reviewer: Tim from College Station, Texas United States  
I received a very robust and healthy looking plant. It was packaged nicely for shipping. After a short period of adapting to my central Texas heat, the plant is sprouting new growth and doing very well.

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Nice looking and larger than expected plant July 12, 2017
Reviewer: AK AZ from Gilbert, AZ United States  
Living in the desert growing these can be a challenge. Plant quickly acclimated to full sun with some shade. Plant came hungry and with proper care has done very well.

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Excellent plants. June 18, 2017
Reviewer: Jeffrey Dauster from Custar, OH United States  
People say they've never seen a Venus Flytrap with so many traps and more are coming up.

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