Venus Flytrap - Akai ryu


Ease to Grow: Easy to Moderate
Dormancy: Suggested
Native Range: Cape Fear River Basin, North and South Carolina
Zones: 6 to 9 (5-10)

Venus Flytrap Akai Ryu is Japanese for "Red Dragon." This is a gorgeous variety of VFT that shows beautiful deep burgundy red traps and petioles throughout the year. Traps have golden green margins. Very young plants frequently show all red coloration. Juvenile or low lit plants may show some green color. The Red Dragon Venus Flytrap is a registered cultivar from Ron Gagliardo and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. It is a spectacular plant. Royalties from each sale go to the endangered species conservation program at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant corm. Photographs are representative of the cultivar, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 1"-5"
Plant Type: Perennial, warm temperate
Bloom Time: June to July
Bloom Color: White
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or General CP Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Water: Consistently moist
Use: Grows well in the bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is an excellent subject for terrariums.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
AJ Holzheimer

I love this Venus fly trap. It fits perfectly in my smaller terrarium. 10/10

Aquiles Martinez J
The arrival home of my two Venus Flytrap - 'Akai Ryu'

I really liked my new Akai Ryu, only I would have liked them to offer the service of coming in pots since during the trip they dried up a bit and then I had to prune them. Although I know that in about two to three months I will have some super beautiful plants.

Rickey Anderson
Akai Ryu amazing red Venus flytrap

I got my Akai Ryu and instantly I felt like that kid on Christmas morning. The color is amazing and it was the perfect size also. I can't wait to show my to friends Thank you so much.

Charles Kalil

Venus Flytrap - Akai ryu

Rolf Wienbarg
First attempt at time growing carnivorous plants.

Very happy with my purchase. Delivery was quick, the plant arrived healthy and pages of useful planting and care instructions were provided with the purchase. Colin was patient & helpful answering my questions which I could
have found had I read the all the provided info first. Considering creating a terrarium. First want to learn how to keep this one alive. Couldnt find a plastic pot smaller than 6”.

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