Dionaea muscipula Red Dragon Flytrap

(177 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. Despite its attractive red leaves, this particular variety is temperamental. It dislikes root disturbance, and it dislikes excessive heat. (Other varieties of flytraps are much more resilient.) In winter, it will also drop all of its leaves, leaving nothing to show. The Red Dragon Flytrap is best for growers who have experience growing the more typical variety.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 4 inches at maturity.
Sunlight: Full sun during the growing season. (The Red Dragon Flytrap likes full sun but dislikes excessive heat. So it's most suitable to regions with sunny yet moderate summers.)
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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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
    Red Dragon Flytrap

    Posted by Wayne Pinard on July 4, 2024

    Plant arrived in great condition and is doing well. It is producing new traps and growing bigger. Very pleased with its success.

  • 5
    Traps reaching for the sun

    Posted by Shannon Phillips on June 22, 2024

    Beautiful, large traps with more growing

  • 5

    Posted by Terri Rich on June 17, 2024

    Arrived growing and beautiful

  • 5
    Omg! Beautiful

    Posted by Seymour's mom on June 6, 2024

    I have been receiving plants by post for a long time. I have never had a plant packaged so well. It is healthy, vibrant, and I cannot wait to watch this beauty grow and thrive. A++++++

  • 5
    Venus fly trap

    Posted by Amber Berger on December 29, 2023

    I'm very happy with my Red dragon Venus fly trap, it came packaged perfectly fine. There was a few stalks and that was it when I got it, now it's waking up and looking good ? I tried to keep it dormant for a bit but it doesn't seem to want to. I'll let it do it's thing and keep an eye on it Beautiful ?

  • 5
    So happy

    Posted by Bobby on September 16, 2023

    The first one I received had some transport stress and didn’t survive, and they sent me another one to replace it! So happy that they took the time to make it right

  • 5
    Red Dragon Flytrap

    Posted by Tracy on August 29, 2023

    It's great. It's growing really good and still alive. I love it. Thank you

  • 5
    Venus Flytrap Question

    Posted by Max on August 21, 2023

    I ordered the King Henry and the Red Dragon, they arrived about 4 days later. Nice and healthy. I have a question about watering them, can I keep they in a trey of distilled water at all times or just for a couple hours every other 2 to 3 days?

  • 5
    Dionaea muscipula "Red Dragon" flytrap

    Posted by Meg Strauss on August 7, 2023

    This is probably one of y favorite flytraps I have owned. It's been doing so well the past several weeks and is catching something every other day. This flytrap adds such a nice pop of color in my bog garden and I am so happy to have it!

  • 5

    Posted by Leah on August 6, 2023

    Arrived in great shape and has continued to grow and prosper

  • 1
    It died

    Posted by Kimberly Livingston on August 3, 2023

    I read the care instructions. I had it inside my home in a bright window for about a week thinking I needed to acclimate it back to the outside since it had been in a box. It didn't look good after a few days, so I put it outside in direct sunlight and made sure the soil stayed moist. It continued to die. I tried to contact someone through your website, but never received a helpful response. It was my first try at such a plant. I won't be ordering another one from this company. *** RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST *** I'm so sorry to hear about your flytrap. I reviewed your messages. I know you tried to use the message system in your account, but those messages don't go to the grower who answers growing questions nor does it allow customers to upload photos. This is why we strongly recommend growers to submit their questions to Ask The Growers instead. I reviewed the question you later submitted to Ask The Growers. You mentioned that you placed your plant indoors for a week and it started to not "look good," so you placed it outside in direct sunlight (in Texas). I agree with Jeff's response; your plant became acclimated to your home in low light conditions and was suddenly thrust into scorching hot weather in your region. Our plants are already acclimated to outdoor weather and may be placed outdoors upon receipt. As long as customers are willing to follow our instructions from the start, we are willing to guarantee the health of our plants for 30 days. That's all we ask. Jeff also had a questions regarding your growing conditions, but he never received a follow-up response from you. I'm sorry it hasn't worked out for you. I wish you only the best. --Jacob Farin

  • 5
    red dragon flytrap

    Posted by James Zimmerman on August 2, 2023

    received in great shape . planted out side and they are growing great.