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.
• Established juvenile plant, grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon, USDA zone 8.
• Shipped in a 3-inch pot. Care info is provided..
• Flowering maturity during the next growing season.

Photos illustrate summer growth. Appearance changes with the seasons at the time of shipping.
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.
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). 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.

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  • 5
    Venus flytrap

    Posted by Mary Losure on June 7, 2021

    I ordered two, and both arrived in Minnesota in perfect condition. After a few days, I could not resist feeding a dead fly to one trap, and it closed with amazing speed! My only concern is how they will make it through the winter, but I will cross that bridge when I come to it.

  • 5

    Posted by Amber Blevins on June 3, 2021

    This flytrap arrived quickly and looked great! It is a beautiful plant and has contained to grow well

  • 5
    Dionaea muscipula "Venus Flytrap" and Dionaea muscipula "Dente Flytrap"

    Posted by Clarence Baker on May 21, 2021

    I received both of these very well packaged and healthy. They been doing great from day one. My last ones lasted for four years until the crows dug them up.

  • 5
    Venus Flytraps

    Posted by Andrew M on May 20, 2021

    This plant came in great condition and is flourishing! It’s amazing to just sit and watch them sometimes. They are beautiful and eating good!

  • 4
    Venus Flytrap

    Posted by Victoria on May 16, 2021

    I purchased this for my son who loves it! Came in good condition with clear care instructions. I had a few questions and the company replied quickly. Will be purchasing from them again!

  • 5
    Healthy happy fly chompers!

    Posted by Mark Morris on May 14, 2021

    The plants arrived in beautiful conditions and packed well. Surprised at how big they already were. My plants seem to be getting comfortable with their new environment and locations. They have been in my seeding area under grow lights all day and I have only watered with tap water. I know it’s says not to but our water here is not hard and all my house plants love it too. Only one or two traps have died back and they are munching on my little gnats and fruit flies in the nursing area. Even a full on house fly. Poor thing wiggled for a day. My son loves and is very curious about plants and these are great for teaching. Super much better than the ones in the stores.

  • 5
    Excellent Venus Flytraps

    Posted by Gordon Pingenot on May 8, 2021

    I received these flytraps very quickly and in excellent condition and they are doing well. There are multiple plants in each pot. I very highly recommend ordering from Sarracenia Northwest!

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on May 7, 2021

    Starting to grow!