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Overhead view of a Venus Flytrap with a flower stalk forming.
Dionaea muscipula Venus Flytrap flower stalk.
Close up of interior trigger hairs of a Venus Flytrap.
Group of adult and young Dionaea muscipula Venus Flytrap Plants
Close up of young Venus Flytraps

Venus Flytrap - Dionaea muscipula - Typical

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Venus Flytrap - Dionaea muscipula  


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.

A 72 Hour Heat Pack should be added to any order containing perishable, or live, organisms (clean up crew or live plants) going to a location experiencing temperatures below 50 Degrees F. 

* We cannot offer any guarantees for organisms shipped without a heat pack during the winter / cold months. Please note that we are located in Ohio and will need to added a heat pack to any order being shipped during the late Fall, winter and, and early spring seasons.

* Any order containing live organisms that does not have a 72 hour heat pack added to order will be contacted before shipping to have a heat pack added to the order; at an additional charge before shipping.