Dionaea muscipula Venus Flytrap

(97 reviews)

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
    So far so good

    Posted by Cecilia Garcia on July 10, 2024

    Plant looking good , under SANSI lights 8-12 hours a day inside, using rain water and will seek advice for care in the (South Florida ) winter.

  • 5

    Posted by Cole on July 8, 2024

    Excellent flytrap! It flowered as soon as I got it, and I decided to just let it do its thing. It’s beautiful! Packaging and shipping were also top notch.

  • 5
    One month later

    Posted by Joseph Schiavo on June 23, 2024

    The flytraps arrived in healthy condition. I planted them in a good sized pot that sits in a plastic container to catch rain water and hold distilled water. It is one month later and they are doing well. I planted a rescue flytrap I purchased from Hone depot.

  • 5
    Hungry and bountiful

    Posted by Shannon Phillips on June 22, 2024

    Caught a giant mayfly that barely fit in the trap on the first night. The legs were sticking out in the morning. Now it's sending up a flower

  • 5
    great plant!

    Posted by chris on June 21, 2024

    I had given up on carnivorous plants, then I came across Sarracenia Northwest on YouTube, thank goodness! My plants arrived packed with care and came with written instructions! Will definately purchase from them again!

  • 5

    Posted by Terri Rich on June 17, 2024

    Arrived beautiful and ready for the growing season

  • 5
    Plant arrived in GREAT condition and well packaged, lookin healthy! Acclimated plant to full Sun for a week and now it’s enjoying life with the rest of my VFT’s.

    Posted by Rick on June 17, 2024

    Can’t say enough good things about SN AND THEIR STAFF! Plants are always packaged well! If you have a question it has always been answered in a professional and timely manner! I check their website a couple times a week!

  • 5
    Happy with my Venus flytrap

    Posted by Herb Goldberger on June 17, 2024

    As always the plant arrived in excellent condition, and is doing so. well, with several new leaves forming. It just sits in its bowl, in the water with aseveral leaves open waiting.A wonderful plant !

  • 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 ☺️