Nature's Most Captivating Carnivore

Meet the Dionaea muscipula, better known as the Venus fly trap. This fascinating plant is a showstopper in any garden, with its unique insectivorous nature and vibrant leaf colors. It's not just a plant, it's a living, breathing, bug-eating spectacle!

Dionaea muscipula

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Acidic Soil Requirement

Prefers acidic soil conditions, may require soil amendments to maintain pH.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Dionaea muscipula

The Venus fly trap is a compact plant, standing at a height of 6 to 12 inches and spreading 6 to 8 inches wide. Its leaves are a stunning mix of sunlit jade and ruby, while its flowers bloom in the vernal season, boasting a delicate ivory hue. But don't be fooled by its beauty, this plant is a ruthless predator, trapping unsuspecting insects in its leafy jaws!

Did you know that the Venus fly trap is one of the few plants capable of rapid movement? It can snap its jaws shut in just a fraction of a second to catch its prey!

Also known as

Venus fly trap
Venus flytrap
Venus's flytrap

Our design recommendations

The Venus fly trap is a true showpiece, perfect for adding a touch of the wild to your garden. Its vibrant colors and unique insect-catching mechanism make it a fascinating addition to any garden design. Plus, it's a great conversation starter! This plant thrives in shorelines, urns, and basins. It's a great choice for adding a touch of the exotic to these landscape locations.