This flytrap features red leaves and traps. Young plants are bright red throughout. As the plant matures, it turns maroon with a green margin along the edge of the traps.
This variety tends to be slightly temperamental when its roots are disturbed during the growing season. It's best to repot this plant in early season or while it's dormant.
In winter, this variety will drop all of its leaves, leaving nothing to show. In summer, it will require lots of sunlight to maintain its red color.
Red Dragon is best suited for those who are successful growing the more common forms of flytrap.
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.
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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.
May - October. Plant goes dormant at the onset of frost.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.