Dionaea muscipula King Henry Flytrap

(144 reviews)

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!

This batch are divisions from a 10-year old colony that we divided in spring. You can watch us divide the colony on our YouTube channel.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 5 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.

• Divisions from a 10-year old colony! (See fourth photo.)
• Acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped in a 4-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

    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

  • 5
    Venus Fly Trap Purcahse

    Posted by Joseph Battrick on January 20, 2020

    I purchased a King Henry Flytrap for my son for Christmas. I received an excellent specimen in great condition in a timely manner. I highly recommend Sarracenia Northwest.

  • 5
    Excellent looking plants

    Posted by David Kruse on January 12, 2020

    Healthy and well packed plants arrived in excellent shape.

  • 5

    Posted by Greg on January 12, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Angela Stevens on January 5, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by MELINDA Starkey on December 22, 2019