Dionaea muscipula Red Dragon Flytrap

(174 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 Herb Goldberger on June 16, 2023

    Plant arrived, well packed, and is doing very well.

  • 5
    Arrived in perfect condition

    Posted by Mike on May 10, 2023

    Plant arrived in perfect condition and is growing great.

  • 5
    It was in perfect condition!

    Posted by Christopher Rojas on March 10, 2023

    I would recommend it to a friend.

  • 5
    Packed expertly!!! Intense Red color!!

    Posted by Caleb on March 9, 2023

    Really impressed with packaging!!! No dirt scattered in the box. Deep red plants, love ❤️ them!!!

  • 5
    Awesome Venus flytrap

    Posted by Ricardo Gordon on January 27, 2023

    My Venus flytraps arrived healthy and alive. Highly recommend this product.

  • 5
    Red Dragon flytrap

    Posted by Chris on January 16, 2023

    Super dark red!! I can’t wait until spring so this dragon can wake up! Thank you sarracenia northwest

  • 5
    Red dragon

    Posted by tengfang wu on October 30, 2022

    Good quality good to purchase

  • 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!