Chances are you’ve heard of this botanical wonder even if you are new to carnivorous plants. Native to the Carolinas, the venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) is easy to grow outdoors or in a sunny windowsill in most of the USA.
The venus flytrap grows alongside other carnivores in boggy, open savannahs. For many years, misinformation spread that stated flytraps were hard to grow or required very stringent horticultural requirements. Fortunately, this couldn’t be farther from the truth! The venus flytrap is a hardy plant, capable of being grown outdoors in nearly every state in the USA (some winter accommodation may be required for harsh northern winters and for desert summers). Our plants grow outside in the burning Texas sun year round and have even taken cold fronts down to 15 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter with no ill effects. See our venus flytrap growing guide for more information.
The giant “King Henry” variety is one of the largest, fastest growing and hardy varieties out there. We highly recommend it for beginners and experts alike.
Flytraps are dormant from December to March and will appear dormant and not in active growth during these months.