Red Venus Fly Trap Dionaea muscipula 'Akai Ryu' Carnivorous Plant
This version has a reddish belly inside the leaves and in the right lighting gets deeper red traps. A cool little bug eating live plant. Belongs to the carnivorous plants native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast. The Latin name is known as the Dionaea muscipula 'Akai Ryu' and it has beautiful red coloring. We call it the red dragon or just red VFT.
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.
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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
All our plants ship exclusively with UPS to ensure they arrive timely and in good condition. We ship most of our plants Mondays & Tuesdays to most of the USA to ensure they arrive speedy to your location. If you order on a Tuesday after 12 PM ET it is possible that we would not ship it till the following Monday.
We monitior the weather in each destination location to maximize the shipping time and utilize thermal protection to ensure that the plant is protected. You can add a heatpack or thermal bag to your order if temperatures at night fall below 40 degrees.
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I received my plants about a week and 1\2. I waited for about 3 days before I transplant it. So far they are doing great, both are slowly growing!