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Dionaea: The Venus Flytraps

Dionaea muscipula is endemic to a relatively small region of peaty savannas in southeastern North Carolina and north-eastern South Carolina. Note: indigenous species are native to a region but the same species can also occur in other regions. Endemic species are native to a region but are only native to that particular region.
     In their native environment, Venus Flytraps often experience frost during the winter months are considered to be a 'warm-temperate' species. For this reason, in autumn it's customary to place potted flytraps in a cool location in order to trigger winter dormancy. This procedure is important, as the plants will exhibit increased vigor and produce larger traps than plants that are kept at a constant temperature throughout the year.
    
During their growing season, flytraps need bright light and should be kept constantly damp. Flytraps do well in a planting media consisting of 50/50 peat moss & coarse sand.

 

Dionaea muscipula

Flytrap cultivars, varieties and forms

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Dionaea muscipula: Typical form.
Description: The traps are rimmed with long fine teeth, typical of plants in the wild.
Colouration:
The medium green petioles produce green traps featuring a pinkish red interior.  
Comments: Our medium size flytraps are usually grown on for approximately one year from de-flasking.
Price: $7.75, Medium size. Plants of 6 cm / 2.5" diameter, sold in 3.5" pots on site.
Price: $9.75, Large size. Plants of  9 cm / 3.5" diameter, sold in 3.5" pots on site.   

Dionaea muscipula 'B52' *Back in stock!
Trap Description: The large traps are rimmed with long fine teeth and feature a deep red interior colouration. 
Colouration: The petioles are a medium green. Bright light brings out the deep red colouration of the traps.
Comments: This vigorous cultivar basically looks like a Typical form on steriods. 2" traps are common.
Price: $11.75, Small size Plant 3 cm / 1.5" diameter
Price: $19.75, Large size Plant 6 cm / 2.5" diameter

Dionaea muscipula 'Big Jaws'
Description: This cultivar is said to produce larger traps than the typical form. 
Colouration:
Same as typical form.    
Comments: From a tissue culture lab in the USA. Imported in autumn, 2009. 
Price: $9.75

Dionaea muscipula 'Cup Trap' *New
Description: This form features cup-shaped traps.
Colouration: Solid green plants, usually exhibiting a slight reddish colouration in the interior of the traps.
Comments: Smaller trap.
Price: $9.75, Sold in 3.5" pots on site.

Dionaea muscipula 'Dente'
Description: The traps of this form feature thick short teeth, similar to the teeth on a handsaw.
Colouration: Solid green plants, usually exhibiting a slight reddish colouration in the interior of the traps.
Comments: Dente seems to exhibit a more upright form, with the petioles raised at an angle into the air.
Price: $9.75, medium to large plants depending upon the season. Sold in 3.5" pots on site.

Dionaea muscipula 'Green Dragon' *New
Description: Similar to Red Dragon except the red traps feature a green rim.
Colouration: All parts of this stunning cultivar are exhibit a deep purplish red colouration.
Comments: Green Dragon must be grown in full sun or intense lighting in order to maintain the deep colour.
Price:
$11.75, medium to large plants depending upon the season. Sold in 3.5" pots on site.

Dionaea muscipula 'Red Dragon', syn: 'Akai Ryu'
Description: The red traps are rimmed with long fine teeth.
Colouration: All parts of this stunning cultivar are exhibit a deep purplish red colouration.
Comments: Red Dragon must be grown in full sun or intense lighting in order to maintain the deep colour.
Price:
$11.75, medium to large plants depending upon the season. Sold in 3.5" pots on site.

Dionaea muscipula 'King Henry' *New
Description: This cultivar is said to produce larger traps than the typical form.
Colouration:
Same as typical form.    
Comments: From a tissue culture lab in the USA. Imported in autumn, 2009. 
Price: $9.75

 Cultivars & varieties from Triffid Park of Australia
 

 

Dionaea muscipula 'Big Mouth'
Description: Large traps on very short petioles (leaf stems).
Colouration:
The interior of the traps are deep red.      
Origin: Triffid Park.
Price: $12.00. Sold in 3.5" pots

Dionaea muscipula 'Big Vigorous'
Description: A fast-growing cultivar that produces large traps. 
Colouration:
Same as typical form.     
Origin: Triffid Park.
Price: $12.00. Sold in 3.5" pot

Dionaea muscipula 'Bristle Tooth'
Description: The traps are rimmed with a multitude of short tiny teeth.
Colouration:
Same as typical form.     
Origin: Triffid Park.
Price: $18.00. Sold in 3.5" pots

Dionaea muscipula 'Clayton's Red Sunset'
Description: Similar to Red Dragon, but a lighter shade of red.
Colouration: Deep red.
Origin: Triffid Park.
Price: $18.00. Sold in 3.5" pots - sold out -

Dionaea muscipula 'Cross Teeth'
Description: The trap hairs form pairs in a criss-cross pattern.
Colouration: Same as typical form.
Origin: Triffid Park.
Price:
$12.00. Sold in 3.5" pots

Dionaea muscipula 'Dutch Delight'
Description: An improved typical form from Holland. Fast-growing cultivar with large traps.
Colouration: Same as typical form.
Origin: Triffid Park.
Price: $12.00. Sold in 3.5" pots

Dionaea muscipula 'Low Giant'
Description: This cultivar produces large traps on short, wide petioles.
Colouration:
Same as typical form     
Origin: Triffid Park.
Price: $12.00. Sold in 3.5" pots

Dionaea muscipula 'Pink Venus'
Description: Similar to Red Dragon & Clayton's Red Sunset, but a lighter shade of red; almost pink.
Colouration: Pinkish to light red. Cultivation in bright light enhances the colouration.
Origin: Triffid Park.
Price: $12.00. Sold in 3.5" pots

Dionaea muscipula 'Red Piranha'
Description: Another 'red all over' cultivar, but the traps of Red Piranha feature short, 'Dente'-like broad teeth.
Colouration: All parts of this cultivar are exhibit a deep red colouration.
Origin: Triffid Park.
Price:
$18.00. Sold in 3.5" pots - sold out -

Dionaea muscipula 'Royal Red'
Description: And another 'red all over' cultivar. 
Colouration: This cultivar is known for it's overall maroon red colouration. 
Origin: Triffid Park.
Price: $16.00. Sold in 3.5" pots

Dionaea muscipula 'Shark's Teeth'
Description: The large traps feature very short broad teeth.
Colouration: Same as typical form.
Origin: Triffid Park.
Price: $18.00. Sold in 3.5" pots

Dionaea muscipula 'Triffid Traps'
Description: A predominantly green cultivar that produces dense clusters of traps.
Colouration:
Similar to typical form.     
Origin: Triffid Park.
Price: $12.00. Sold in 3.5" pots

Dionaea muscipula 'Vigorous'
Description: A fast-growing typical form from Triffid Park.
Colouration: Same as typical form.
Origin: Triffid Park.
Price: $12.00. Sold in 3.5" pots