Dionaea muscipula Venus Flytrap

(89 reviews)

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A true American classic. Native to the coastal plains of North Carolina, this plant is often a person's first introduction into carnivorous plants. It's a small plant, rarely growing larger than 4 inches in diameter. As a US-native, this plant grows best outdoors in full sun during the growing season. In winter, it shuts down for a short rest. Growth resumes in spring.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Height: Up to 3 inches at maturity.
Sunlight: Full sun during the growing season.
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

    Posted by Jeff on June 9, 2024

    Beautiful color and flourishing !

  • 5

    Posted by Shannon Phillips on June 2, 2024

    Very healthy, growing well

  • 5

    Posted by MICHAEL S BOULTON on May 31, 2024

    I hate paying for shipping which is usually a rip off but you can tell your people put the effort into making sure all my delicate plants arrive safe 100% of time.

  • 5
    Spectacular Flytraps

    Posted by Paul on May 9, 2024

    I’ve ordered from Sarracenia many times and the plants are amazing. Fast shipping and perfect packaging. Ordered more flytrap babies this spring and they’re outside growing (growing fast) and eating already. I honestly can’t recommend Sarracenia enough. My particular area is GA and I have them in deep pots and soil from Sarracenia, always in a few inches of water and full blazing sun. Trust these folks and don’t be afraid to grow these spectacular carnivorous plants - they’re such a joy. And the videos you’ll revive through email are great too - love the cowboy hat ☺️

  • 4

    Posted by Lewis Wagoner on April 4, 2024

    Arrived very small, but is doing well in a glass bell jar with with led lightening.

  • 5
    They showed up in perfect condition! Shipping was very fast and new traps already growing!

    Posted by Ethan on January 8, 2024

    I will absolutely be buying more in the future!

  • 4

    Posted by Rick Bennett on December 2, 2023

    My two flytraps arrived in excellent shape. Great packaging! They are repotted 7 weeks later and thriving out on the deck (San Francisco Bay Area). They've already devoured 3 flies. Thanks team Sarracenia Northwest! Looking forward to more.

  • 2

    Posted by Cliff Zeyl on May 31, 2023

    The flytrap arrived looking OK but several pretty-new traps have turned black and the new leaves it's putting out are much smaller than less recent ones. It's in the same place as my Sarracenias which gets 5-6 hours of full sun a day - when it's sunny. We've had a lot of cloudy weather lately (I'm in western NC) so maybe it's just holding out for sunnier weather? It's the only disappointing thing I've ever received from Sarracenia Northwest (I got a couple of pitcher plants and a flytrap last year) and for now I'm just leaving out there hoping for some sunny days and making sure it's not too wet for too long. *** RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST *** Thank you for your feedback, Cliff. I'm sorry the plant didn't grow as well for as expected. We're certainly here to help you in any way we can. Write to us via Ask The Growers. Make sure to supply us with the necessary information. You can also upload up to 3 photos. This will help us diagnose the issue. We'll then go from there after we hear from you.

  • 5
    Fly traps

    Posted by Sheryl Ehrlich on May 22, 2023

    They are doing great! I planted them in one bowl for the effect. I will be buying more.

  • 5
    Venus fly trap

    Posted by Shawnae Shepherd on May 2, 2023

    Shipping was incredibly fast. I ordered 2 plants one a vft the other a ping on a Thursday and they arrived by that Saturday. I was impressed by how much care was taken to package my plants. They also sent lots of printed information on how to care for the plants I ordered and additional resources to contact for help or questions. The fly trap came with two dead heads but I expect heads dying to be normal. Will purchase from this company in the future.

  • 5
    Venus Fly Trap

    Posted by Cassidy on April 1, 2023

    Purchased this plant in December 2022 and the plant came in excellent condition. I live in new jersey and I’ve had the plant for almost four months now and she has grown so much and is thriving. I wish I could post pictures of how healthy she is now and how healthy the plant was when she arrived to me. Will be purchasing a red dragon next from you guys!

  • 5
    Venus flytrap

    Posted by tengfang Wu on November 27, 2022