Dionaea muscipula Red Dragon Flytrap

(173 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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Plants are grown outdoors 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.

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  • 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!

  • 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.