Dionaea muscipula "Red Dragon Flytrap"

$19.95 $12.95
(155 reviews)
This flytrap features red leaves and traps. Young plants are bright red throughout. As the plant matures, it turns maroon with a green margin along the edge of the traps. This variety tends to be slightly temperamental when its roots are disturbed during the growing season, so it's best to repot this plant in early season or while it's dormant. In winter, this variety will drop all of its leaves, leaving nothing to show. In summer, it will require lots of sunlight to maintain its red color. Though very attractive, Red Dragon is best suited for those who are successful growing the more common forms of flytrap.
• Established adult plant, grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon, USDA zone 8.
• Shipped in a 3-inch pot. 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

    Posted by KARINA on September 6, 2022

    It came packed so good and perfect! It has done great and I already had a flower coming out of it, which I did snip off... but thought that was really cool! I will only buy from this company I tried 5 and this was the best!

  • 5
    Red dragon fly trap

    Posted by Rob on August 28, 2022

    Came in a bit delayed due to usps but the plant was packaged amazingly and in beautiful condition!

  • 5
    Red Dragon flytrap

    Posted by Frances on August 12, 2022

    I was so surprised and happy to receive such a healthy Flytrap with large traps. In early May I had ordered this same Red Dragon flytrap from another seller and the traps were very small and haven’t grown.

  • 5
    Love this plant

    Posted by Austin Alex Farfan on July 14, 2022

    So i put this plant in a big terracotta pot with a sarracenia i got from you as well. It is doing good, lately it has been really hot in California so i purchased a net cover to shade a bit when its 100F. But the plant is doing good. Do you recommend i take my other flytraps out of the black nursing pots they get hot? Thank you, very much happy planting, Sincerely, Austin

  • 5
    Red Dragon Flytrap

    Posted by Wes on July 7, 2022

    The plant arrived very healthy, and it has adjusted well to my pot. I really appreciate the service!

  • 5
    BEAUTIFUL plant!!

    Posted by David on September 9, 2021

    This plant arrive quickly and was pack very secure. After unpacking, the plant was deep healthy red. The photos don't do it justice. Thanks for an absolutely gorgeous plant!

  • 5
    My favorite carnivorous plant so far

    Posted by Corina on June 14, 2021

    Even though they look so similar to venus fly traps, this one is my favorite just because of the color and name. The challenge will be working through my black thumb to keep my plant healthy. :)

  • 5
    Red Dragon doing great.

    Posted by Bob Daniels on June 4, 2021

    Great service

  • 5
    Dionaea Muscipula

    Posted by Herb Goldberger on May 15, 2021

    My Dionaea M. arrived wrapped carefully, and happily, 2 days earlier than expected.I was extremely happy to see the condition of the plant. Absolutely beautiful. This company is fantastic in every way imagineable.

  • 5
    Red dragon

    Posted by Julian Yang on May 5, 2021

    Received healthy. Packaged nicely

  • 5
    Great Plants

    Posted by Jordan Lytle on April 29, 2021

    Great looking plants that came to me very healthy and well packed for shipping

  • 4

    Posted by Alan Steele on April 8, 2021

    The plant was smaller than expected. I planted it and it died back but it put some growth.