Dionaea muscipula Venus Flytrap
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.
PLANT YOU RECEIVE
• 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.
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.
Monthly Care Video
Venus Flytrap Playlist
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.
They are doing great! I planted them in one bowl for the effect. I will be buying more.
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.
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!
Packing was amazing!! Came perfectly in the mail! Shipping was very fast! Very happy! Plant looks very happy and healthy!
Description matches exactly with what is received from their nursery.
Upon arrival, our fly trap was lovely and healthy. I purchased this as a gift for my husband and he IS SO HAPPY. Ever since transferring to its own self watering pot, it continues to thrive! Catches lots of little gnats and other insects on its own. Thank you!
Arrived in excellent condition, one month later it is doing great and eating every bug it can get it's mitts on !
A beautiful, vigorous, plant that has caught many bugs in the short time I’ve had it. I definitely recommend buying this flytrap!
This vibrant little fly trap is such a pretty specimen! It was packaged with great care and planting and care instructions were solid! There is already new growth and looks healthy and happy!
Plant was bigger than I thought and doing great. They package their plants so well