Dionaea muscipula "Red Dragon Flytrap"

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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.
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Plants You Receive

Small-sized plants are shipped in 3-inch pots.  Plants may reach flowering maturity within 2-3 growing seasons.
All cold-hardy perennials are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon. Their appearance will change with the seasons.

April-May: Emerging from dormancy.  
June-September: Plants are in active growth. Best growth occurs in late summer.
October-December: Plants stop growing and wil drop its traps.  A few will remain.  
January-March: Plants are still dormant. Most traps from the previous season will be cut off.

General Care

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).  Set in standing water to 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.

Care info will be provided.


  • 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.

  • 5

    Posted by David Roseberry on December 13, 2020

    Tricky thing, "size". Pot size comparable to plant size. This thing is tiny inside this pot, but seems healthy. Traps aren't open, but they seem to be alive. I'm exited for spring. *** RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST *** Thank you for your purchase! Yes, flytraps are naturally smaller in winter when they're dormant. They will produce larger traps in spring when growth resumes. Make sure to follow the winter care info included with the plant. Enjoy!

  • 5
    Red Dragon

    Posted by Vivian Layton on December 10, 2020

    The Red Dragon arrived in great shape. I have moved it to its new home, gradually. And even though it’s getting chilly, it’s doing well!