Dionaea muscipula "King Henry Flytrap" LRG

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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!

Natural Habitat:Coastal plains of North Carolina, USA
Type of Plant:Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants:
Can grow to 5 inches across with 1.5-inch traps.

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Grows quickly and develops large traps as it matures.

Available plants are mature specimens that have been in our collection for two seasons. It will be shipped in a 4-inch pot and is expected to have its characteristic large adult traps throughout the growing season.

We grow all cold hardy plants outdoors at our nursery in Oregon. This means your plant will be acclimated for outdoor growing throughout the year. They will experience heat and sun in summer and frost and snow in winter.

Make sure to watch this month's video podcast for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.
Use low mineral water. 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:
April - October. Pitchers will brown at the onset of winter dormancy.
Winter Care:
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.

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  • 5
    Another great order recieved!

    Posted by Thomas Randall on June 9, 2014

    Received my "King Henry" in fine shape! The pot was cracked however but no big deal. The plant has been growing outside in full Sun and is catching bugs very well. As always packing is superb. delivery was fast! Thanks again Jacob and Jeff!

  • 5

    Posted by Eric Nguyen on May 10, 2014

    Receive a very large plant, even had a little division sprouting along the side.