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.


  • 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!

  • 5

    Posted by Susan on November 7, 2020

    I’ve ordered several plants and they all arrive in excellent condition. Very well packed.

  • 5
    Healthy plants, fast delivery

    Posted by Kaden Sinclair on October 6, 2020

    Same review for all plants on this order. They arrived quickly and were healthy and clearly established. Very happy with this and past orders and look forward to future orders.

  • 5
    Venus Fly trap caught three flies in month one!

    Posted by Mike Y. on September 6, 2020

    The product came right on time, was expertly packed, and the plant is doing really well.

  • 3

    Posted by Liridon Trepca on September 2, 2020

    They came delivered ok but died after a week. *** RESPONSE FROM SARRACENIA NORTHWEST *** I'm sorry that the plant didn't make it! Every plant comes with a 30-day guarantee. We only ask that you follow the care guide that was included with your plant. We are also available to assist you in any way we can. I checked my email and didn't see any message from you. So without knowing how you cared for your plant, I'm afraid I don't know how to proceed. You're still welcome to reach out to us to figure out what went wrong.

  • 5

    Posted by Michael on August 31, 2020

    I was really excited to get this flytrap. Its huge and I love the color! It's growing great outside, is catching a ton of flies. Its amazing. As with my other plants, I will be getting more in the near future.