Venus Flytrap - Akai ryu


Ease to Grow: Easy to Moderate
Dormancy: Required
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 17 reviews

Beautiful venus flytrap arrived packaged nicely and healthy.

Alex J
Quality you can trust

The Venus flytrap came in great condition. It was red as can be a good purchase.

These are doing pretty very poorly after 4+ weeks in a bog garden.

I've ordered a LOT of different plants from CPN. All of the other ones established themselves well in my bog garden. I even ordered 2 small B-52 Venus Fly traps and I planted them right next to these Akai Ryu, so the care and conditions they both receive is exactly the same. I have about 8+ new traps come out of the B-52s since I've planted those, and they were planted at the same time as these Akai Ryu. They all have the same medium which is a mix of peat moss, perlite, sand and they're mulched over with Sphagnum moss. 12-14 hours of direct sunlight and the soil is constantly moist from harvested rain water. Right now it seems like these Akai Ryu are dying back, they have yet to put out a signal new leaf in the past 4 weeks since I've had them. Very disappointed with these plants.

Large bare roots plant took well

Ordered two, very healthy plants that took the transplant very well. Looking forward to them growing through the summer months in my bog garden


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!

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