Dionaea muscipula Venus Flytrap [DORMANT]

$9.95 $7.95
(84 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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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

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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Posted by tengfang Wu on November 27, 2022


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    Posted by sarah pallotta on January 6, 2022

    Packing was amazing!! Came perfectly in the mail! Shipping was very fast! Very happy! Plant looks very happy and healthy!

  • 5
    Great plant

    Posted by Martin De Anda on September 6, 2021

    Description matches exactly with what is received from their nursery.

  • 5
    We love it!

    Posted by Mrs JKB on August 21, 2021

    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!

  • 5
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    Posted by MAURICE GARAND on July 23, 2021

    Arrived in excellent condition, one month later it is doing great and eating every bug it can get it's mitts on !

  • 5
    Great plant!

    Posted by Vaughn Titterington on July 13, 2021

    A beautiful, vigorous, plant that has caught many bugs in the short time I’ve had it. I definitely recommend buying this flytrap!