Venus Flytrap - Typical


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

Venus Flytrap Typical, Dionaea muscipula, is the common, wild type form. Trap color is frequently an expression of the amount of light, with the deeper reds showing under bright light. Plants form nice rosettes and show low growing traps in the cooler seasons, and upright traps in the warmer weather. Seedling and juvenile plants have functioning traps. Names from colonial times include: tipitywitchet and meadow clam.

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 species, 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 if provided winter dormancy.


Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Kyle M

The Venus fly trap arrived quickly, securely packaged and intact and was exactly as described. It was already in great shape for having been in transit for a week, and is currently thriving growing indoors under a light.

S Omer

Plants arrived in good temperatures and great shape. They appear to be settling in and hopeful for positive seasonal growth.

Great customer service

My first shipment got lost by USPS, but I was able to quickly get a replacement after emailing. The plants were packaged well and super healthy.

David Eldon
Great nursery sourse

Fantastic selection. The products I ordered are thriving and growing well six weeks later. Shipping was quick, and the plants all wrapped with great care for their journey from Maryland. My guests all walk out on my deck to marvel at the sundews, Venus fly traps and pitcher plants .


So far so goood, now I’m just waiting for my VFT to recover from transport ! I am so fascinated!

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