Group of Akai Ryu Red Dragon Venus Flytraps.
Overhead view of Venus Flytrap Akai Ryu.
Young reddish green leaves of Akai Ryu Red Dragon Venus Flytrap.
Close up of adult Akai Ryu Venus Flytrap leaves.
Close up of the trigger hairs on the inside of a Akai Ryu Venus Flytrap
Detailed view of an Akai Ryu Red Dragon Venus Flytrap leaf.

Venus Flytrap - Dionaea muscipula - 'Akai Ryu' Red Dragon

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Venus Flytrap - Dionaea muscipula  

'Akai Ryu' Red Dragon

The Venus Flytrap is the most recognizable carnivorous plant in the world! While it now grows naturally in many states and countries, Venus Flytraps originated in the bogs and coastal swamps of Wilmington, NC. One of the most exciting features of the Venus Flytrap is it’s trapping mechanism. Once the interior hairs, or triggers, of the trap have been disturbed by prey. The two lobe shaped leaves of the Venus Flytrap will close shut due to an expansion in the exterior cells of the leaves themselves. This incredible evolution has allowed the Venus Flytrap to catch prey and acquire nutrients in an otherwise nutrient deprived environment. This being said, these plants are still photosynthetic and will require long periods of bright lighting to grow properly and digest prey.