Dionaea muscipula Dente Flytrap

(181 reviews)

A cultivated variety that has short, triangular teeth. Its leaves tend to grow upright during the growing season. Because of its shorter teeth, It tends to capture insects by their heads!

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 3 inches at maturity.
Sunlight: Full sun during the growing season.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite only.
Winter: Dormant. Minimal protection in USDA zones 7-9. Mulch in colder regions.

• Juvenile plant, acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped in a 3-inch pot. Care instructions are included.

Photos illustrate summer growth. Appearance changes with the seasons at the time of shipping. See below for more information.

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All outdoor perennials experience seasonal changes at our nursery in Oregon.
January-March: Plant is dormant with few traps.
April: Spring growth will appear by the end of the month.
May: Still waking up. Fully developed traps will gradually appear.
June-August: Full display of traps.
September: Plant is slowing down. Upright traps start to drop.
October: Dormancy begins. Fewer traps. No new growth until spring.
November-December: Plant is dormant. Browned traps are cut off.



  • 5
    Absolutely Stunning!!!

    Posted by Seymour's mom on June 6, 2024

    This plant arrived in perfect condition. I have had plants sent to me in all types of ways. I have NEVER had a plant packaged so well. Love the care guide and how much these plants are loved before they are sent out. I will be back for more plants!!

  • 5

    Posted by Philip on September 10, 2023

    Plants arrived in excellent condition and package meticulously, watched the YouTube videos on their care, they are doing great! Just worried about their winter sleep.

  • 5
    arrived well packaged, healthy, So far is growing and seems happy and healthy.

    Posted by Florence Robinson on August 11, 2022

    am happy with the plant and hope to order more

  • 5
    All plants in this list

    Posted by David Smith on August 11, 2022

    Air are growing well in full sun with bottom watering. Plants sitting in a shallow tray that is constantly filled with water from well + rain. Sun dew not on this list is beginning to bloom also in this tray. Soon all will be planted in a milled sphagnum/sand mixture which, in turn, will be set down into the ground beside my greenhouse.

  • 5
    Beautiful Flytraps! They are growing like crazy and getting bigger every day. I love them! Thank you so much!

    Posted by Chad Nix on August 5, 2022

    Awesome plants!

  • 5
    Dented fly trap

    Posted by Unknown on July 21, 2022

    When I received my carnivorous plants they were all in wonderful condition. I've had them since May and they are flourishing. I'm going to try creating a bog garden.

  • 4
    Good health?

    Posted by Lyddia on July 11, 2022

    Plant is very small with three shoots. I hope it grows to get bigger like the one in the picture. Two of them came blackish and have no died off :( *** RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST *** Hi Lyddia. This batch are on the smaller side, but will get larger in time. Traps typically live for a month or two and die off. This normal. The transit process can also cause older leaves to die off quicker. Just clip them off and look for new growth coming up in the center of the plant. If you need further assistance, write to use using the form on Ask The Growers.

  • 5
    My 3plants I bought was actually 9plants 2 of which have put off beautiful large flowers I was able to cross pollinate with my other species I'm more than satisfied

    Posted by Peyton Norris on July 8, 2022

  • 5
    I'm very pleased to report that my plant is very happy and healthy and has a big happy bud and flower right now

    Posted by P.D. on July 1, 2022

    I would also like to add that I purchased a total of three plants. Every plant I received had several vft in them one in particular with 4 plants in one pot I recommend this company above all other's

  • 1

    Posted by John on June 16, 2022

    The specimens I received were quite strange. The shoots only produced the tiniest of traps nothing substantial; I bought 4 and so far only one has successfully revived from dormancy through very small growth. They live in a bog supplied by only distilled water around other carnivorous plants that are flourishing. *** RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST *** Hey, John. Sorry to hear about your flytraps. Contact us so we can assist you better.

  • 5
    Nice healthy plants. :-)

    Posted by Brenda Anderson on March 7, 2022

    The plants are doing great. And the shipment was faster then expected. I look forward to purchasing more in the near future.

  • 5
    dente flytrap

    Posted by george redpath on March 3, 2022

    my flytrap came in good shape and packaged very good cant wait to see it grow