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Green Venus Fly Trap Carnivorous Plant - Dionaea muscipula

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Direct to Partial Shade Carnivorous Swamp Lover

This version is green on the outside and can get a nice red coloring on the inside. A cool little bug-eating live plant it is one of the "fastest" reacting and moving plants on earth. Similar to most plants the Venus Flytrap gathers nutrients from the air and soils, but since they adapted to a poor soil environment they gathered nutrients from trapping insects. It attracts bugs with its sugary syrup and once the trigger hairs get bent it will close on the prey and has a digestive enzyme to convert that prey into fertilizer. The Venus Flytrap belongs to the carnivorous plants native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast USA. It loves being in a pot full of damp sphagnum moss and can handle bright to part-shade lighting. The traps range in size from 1/16 inch to an inch long or longer depending on the plant. 

Black traps?! Don't worry, there are a number of reasons and it may be part of the natural cycle of a trap that has already digested plenty. If you have received yours and some of the traps have turned black you can just pick them off. So long as the plant is continuing to put out new growth to replace the old traps you can remove all the dead parts as this is part of the normal part of the plant's lifecycle. If all the traps are turning black then it can be due to poor lighting or water problems. Venus Flytraps prefer distilled or spring water, tap or bottled water that often has high levels of dissolved minerals can burn the plant's roots. Adding fertilizer to the soil will hurt the plant, they need nutrient-poor soil. Since they like high humidity, a terrarium is frequently a preferred home for them. 

Available in the following packaging based on your preference:

  • Nursery Pot - Standard plastic 2-inch planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it.
  • Clive Planter - This plant comes packaged in a white square porcelain planter pot ready for your home or office space with a bamboo tray to catch drips when watered.

If your plant needs added humidity our Plant Mister would make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty.

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Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.

Botanical Name
Dionaea muscipula
Common Names
Venus Fly Trap, venus flytrap, VFT
Plant Type
Herbaceous with perennial lifecycle
Mature Size
6 to 9 inches tall; Can spread 6 to 9 inches
Sun Exposure
Can handle full sun to partial shade
Soil Type
Swamp like, poor drainage, kept moist - using moss helps retain moisurel
Soil pH
Acidic loving
Bloom Time
Generally around May to June but also seen some go into September in Florida.
Flower Color
White flowers
Hardiness Zones
Zone 5-8 outdoors can grow elsewhere with a good winter
Native Area
USA, the Carolinas

Customer Reviews

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Christy Parker
Welllllll........

So we were all (my 4 littles and I) were very excited to receive the plant. It is pretty small, but this allows it to sit on my window sill above my kitchen sink. However, it seems to slowly be dying ... guess we weren't meant to be foster parents of this cute little plant. I am trying to trim back dead stems and keeping it wet with filtered water - wish us luck!

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Shirleanne martin
Green heads

My plant came very nice! It is green and I’m just waiting for it to take off! Thank you!

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Glisel Gonzalez
I love it!

My plant is wonderful.

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Mandi's Houseplant Channel
Outstanding Job

Absolutely beautiful. They did an incredible job. Highly recommended.

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Ramona pitzl
Ramona Pitzl

My venus fly trap is looking good but not catching flies, when do think it will start catching flies?