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
    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!

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on May 7, 2021

    Beautiful, and the price for the size... wonderful! Shipment in excellent condition.

  • 5
    Worth it

    Posted by Kata on April 28, 2021

    My plant came in great condition and with the help of all of their resources is totally thriving!!

  • 5
    Venus Fly Trap

    Posted by Kyle Raulston on March 25, 2021

    Got this for my fiancé for Valentine’s Day because she loves reptiles and tarantulas and all the creepy things so I thought it would be a good fit and she ABSOLUTELY loves it! It’s growing already and came healthy and it perfect shape. Definitely will order from you guys again!