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.

Unless size specifies "potted", 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 All-Purpose 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 13 reviews

I'm on the east coast, so plant is naturally dormant now. I have it in my fridge. Healthy looking, packaged great and shipped perfectly. I ordered a few sundews as well that are growing and looking awesome!

Brenna Solberg
Gorgeous and resilient!

Even with a mistake on the mail carriers end, and a bit of delay in delivery; my gorgeous trap made it here! I potted them over my lunch break, and can’t be more obsessed! It arrived quickly, and very well packaged. Thank you for such a gorgeous, healthy, resilient venus fly trap! I can’t wait to see it grow!


Received my fly trap in excellent condition, looks great with rest of plants. Haven’t had any issues with CPN!

Rin Scherrer
Why yes, I did get another one

This is my third VFT variety that I've gotten from CPN and I haven't been disappointed! The plant came well packaged and protected and has opened up nicely. New growth is already showing and I'm excited to add it to my little collection!

AJ Holzheimer

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

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