Venus Flytrap - Akai ryu
Ease to Grow: Easy to Moderate
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.
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.