Dionaea muscipula "King Henry Flytrap"

$7.95 - $24.95
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This variety of flytrap 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. It also 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!
Small: established juvenile plant in a 3-inch pot.
Large: mature, approximately 3-4 years old, in a 3.5-inch pot.
• Grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon, USDA zone 8.
• Care info is provided..

Photos illustrate summer growth. Appearance changes with the seasons at the time of shipping.
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.
Type of Plant: Cold-hardy perennial for outdoor container growing.
Sunlight: Full sun, 6+ hours of direct sunlight, during the growing season.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less). Keep media wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite. No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Winter: Dormant. Mulch in USDA zones 6 or colder.

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  • 5
    Great plants

    Posted by Kerry S. on May 29, 2020

    These plants came in great condition and have continued to do well after planting. I have one in a bathtub garden and one in a water dish on the back porch. These are the best flytraps I have ever bought and I have purchased many. I also purchased the beginners guide to carnivorous plants which is easy to read and has alot of great information.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on May 18, 2020

    Excellent service and product. Our flytrap arrived safely through the mail and is thriving!

  • 5
    All plants are great!

    Posted by Todd Eachus on May 3, 2020

    All plants are great!

  • 5

    Posted by Michael Freelove on April 26, 2020

  • 5
    King Henry Flytrap

    Posted by Rebecca Boisvert on April 23, 2020

    This plant was in healthy condition when it arrived AND has remained that way under my care. I ‘love’ all of my flytraps purchased from Sarracenia. I strongly recommend Sarracenia for plant purchases.

  • 5

    Posted by Todd Conaway on March 16, 2020

  • 5
    Growing like corn

    Posted by Jimmie Scott on March 1, 2020

    Arrived quickly and packed very well. Unpack and placed in bell Jar, with old grow light. Now has three new shuts and green as emerald islands, grows very fast. Instruction are very good, and everyone should read them.

  • 5

    Posted by Dylan T on February 10, 2020