Venus Flytrap - Typical


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Required
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 19 reviews
David Hile
Plant came healthy and ready to grow

This was my first purchase and it came on time, in good condition and well packed

Brian Bastarache


Bob Davin
Great Purchase!

Prompt delivery and professional packaging. GREAT Store. I’m VERY Happy with my purchase!

Chris Bouchard
Stellar - Top Shelf - Customer Service

I searched all over for a place to buy a Venus fly trap from. My wife and I talked about it on and off for a long time. Every time I got on and searched for anything related to the purchase and/or care of the plant(s) Carnivorous Plant Nursery popped up. It took me a while to pull the trigger on the purchase and my immediate reaction to Carnivorous Plant Nursery was great. I reached out to Colin in advance of the purchase, when the purchase was made, and again when the VTP I bought looked like it was dying. He immediately responded and was so willing to help. After going through the environment I have the plant in at the house including the soil the VTP is in I decided to buy the recommended soil sold by the nursery. Which I have since seen an immediate turn around on the health of the plant. What this entire review boils down to is that Colin was amazing and I cannot say that enough. Very happy with him and the outcome of my Venus Fly Trap that I named Gretchen before we even had the plant here at the house. My wife and I laughed and adored when Colin responded to me saying that "Gretchen needs this and that." As if the VTP is actually a pet of mine, lol! I am happy with the experience and have seen success with the plant come back to life with the products and help from Carnivorous Plant Nursery (Colin specifically). Thank you for everything! If I decide to buy more insect eating plants this is where I'll be.

Matt Wendin

Fast. Great product

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