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!

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.

• 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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Plants are grown outdoors 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.

Monthly Care Video

Venus Flytrap Playlist


  • 5

    Posted by Cindy Graham on December 16, 2019

  • 5
    King Henry

    Posted by Bruce Cassem on October 28, 2019

    Very healthy and gorgeous.

  • 5

    Posted by Justin on October 1, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by DANIEL GAZETT on September 14, 2019

  • 5

    Posted by linda on August 29, 2019

    doing very well, catchs flys all the time.shipping was great.

  • 5

    Posted by Scott on August 21, 2019

    Arrived heathy and nice size.

  • 5
    Excellent products and shipping

    Posted by Karen Strauss on August 20, 2019

    They all did amazing and arrived in good health, and are thriving in the new environment! Very pleased.

  • 5
    hail to the king

    Posted by Shaughn Lindenmayer on July 20, 2019

    love this plant. traps are big. colors are nice. and it caught its first meal on its own a small wasp or yeloow jacket i think.

  • 5

    Posted by cheryl shepard on July 18, 2019

    He is beautiful, he already had a small insect trapped when he arrived. He arrived in great shape and is doing well.

  • 5
    Nice plant

    Posted by Marcia Muehlbach on July 15, 2019

    Nice flytrap, has grown several traps since it arrived.

  • 5
    Good quality

    Posted by Shikhar Hatwal on July 14, 2019

    The plant was shipped with proper care, just like all the other plants I received from Sarracenia Northwest. The pot came with a decent sized Venus Fly trap and a smaller offshoot. The pot even came with a free small Sundew. All the traps had a nice healthy reddish color on the inside. Overall a quality purchase.

  • 5

    Posted by A Warner on July 8, 2019

    Plant arrived healthy. Very satisfied.