Dionaea muscipula "Venus Flytrap"

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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.
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Plants You Receive

Small-sized plants are shipped in 3-inch pots.  Plants may reach flowering maturity within 2-3 growing seasons.
All cold-hardy perennials are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon. Their appearance will change with the seasons.

April-May: Emerging from dormancy.  
June-September: Plants are in active growth. Best growth occurs in late summer.
October-December: Plants stop growing and wil drop its traps.  A few will remain.  
January-March: Plants are still dormant. Most traps from the previous season will be cut off.

General Care

Type of Plant: Cold-hardy perennial for outdoor container growing.
Sunlight: Full sun, 6+ hours of direct sunlight, during the growing season.  
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Set in standing water to keep media wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Winter: Dormant.  Mulch in USDA zones 6 or colder.

Care info will be provided.


  • 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

    Posted by Joey Brinegar on August 9, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Shanelle on August 3, 2020

    All of my plants arrived carefully packaged and in great health. The fly trap was small, as expected, and has at least doubled in size in the last 2 months.

  • 5

    Posted by Susan McColl on July 27, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Frank Sandoe on July 21, 2020

  • 5
    Flytrap purchase

    Posted by David Aaron on July 19, 2020

    Great packaging, very clear instructions and access to materials for hw to grow and maintain. They are thriving and I’ve ordered more.

  • 5
    Beautiful Plant

    Posted by Tonya Bell-Garrison on July 19, 2020

    I dont know what I did or didn't do...but I murdered it. *** RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST *** I'm sorry that your plant didn't make it. As always, we're here to help you out. All you have to do is write to us and let us know the issue that's going on. If you're interested in figuring out what went wrong, visit the Carnivorous Plant Help page. Supply all of the requested information and one of our growers will get back to you shortly. The link to the page is at the bottom of this every page on the site.