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

    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Cheyanne on August 31, 2020

    All plants I ordered came healthy and are growing great!

  • 5

    Posted by Peter Giglio on August 25, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Teresa Blanco on August 23, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on August 20, 2020

  • 5
    Excellent experience

    Posted by F Khan on August 16, 2020

    Excellent service. Personalized experience. Beautiful plants as promised with great shipping technique.

  • 5

    Posted by Tera Pitman on August 15, 2020

  • 5
    More Perfect Flytraps

    Posted by Shawn M. on August 12, 2020

    Ordered for my wife's birthday. She loves watching them grow. Perfect!

  • 5

    Posted by Gary B on August 12, 2020

    Top notch service which matches the top notch plants that arrived.

  • 5
    Hamish McFly

    Posted by marlene richards on August 10, 2020

    I bought a red dragon.. He came in perfect condition cant say he arrived in a timely manner but the fault lays on the shoulders of the Post Office. not sure what adventure they decided to send him on but as i said at the first of this post , he arrive none the worst for wear.. perfect condition. Now after a month he is growing cna seems a very healthy plant. I'm looking forward to buying more plants in the future

  • 5
    Fly traps

    Posted by James on August 9, 2020

    I ordered two different species of fly traps one is called the Red Dragon I am very happy with my purchase they are growing good they are beautiful

  • 5
    Large beautiful traps

    Posted by Rosanne Becker on August 5, 2020

    This is one of the most beautiful VFT's I've ever seen. The large red traps are eye catching and wonderful to look at adding beautiful color to my collection of VFT's