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Venus Fly Trap, 'Trichterfalle.' Special Import.

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Description: At times referred to as "Funnel Trap," this rather odd looking Dionaea variety grows traps that are fused together at the inner margins where the trap connects to the rest of the leaf. The interesting impression created by this occurrence is unlike anything other fly traps produce. "Scaling" on the leaves occurs at certain times of the years which gives them a rough appearance.
Watering: Moist to wet
Light: Full to very bright light
Location: Outdoors, windowsill, terrarium, greenhouse
Dormancy: Yes

Venus Fly Trap Care


Flytraps are happy in a variety of growing conditions including frost or light freeze; outdoors, windowsill, terrarium or greenhouse is fine. They will thrive in full sun and develop their best red colours in very bright light.


Soil should be evenly moist. Water from below with mineral-free water such as RO, distilled or rainwater. The tray method filled with 1-2.5cm of water, and the potted flytrap placed into it works best during the growing season.


As days shorten and temperatures drop, plant growth slows. It may appear to be dying, losing all its traps, however it is likely only going dormant. When this happens don’t worry, let it rest, its normal. Reduce watering by allowing the tray to become dry before topping up. The soil should always remain moist. 


Venus flytraps feed monthly during active growth. Allow plants to catch their own prey and never feed them meat or cheese. Indoors they will still attract and capture insects. Traps work for 3-4 feedings then turn black. You may trim these away as they will be replaced. Avoid triggering the traps yourself, unless feeding. This wastes energy and if repeatedly done, may kill it. Once or twice is ok though.


You will not need to repot this plant upon receipt. We recommend that you do repot in winter dormancy, (around May, June to July) every 1 or 2 years, or when the media develops an unpleasant odour. Use a growing medium specifically for carnivorous plants.


Remove the flower spike when it forms in spring as this weakens the plant, possibly even to death.

Price is for a single, potted plant in plastic container. Plant images are depictions only, representative of the species and not necessarily the plant you will receive.

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    Bonsai Tree Venus Fly Trap, 'Scarlatine.' Special Import. ReviewBonsai Tree Venus Fly Trap, 'Scarlatine.' Special Import. ReviewBonsai Tree Venus Fly Trap, 'Scarlatine.' Special Import. Review

    Great Service

    Ordered from the Bonsai Tree. Plants came exceptionally packaged and promptly. Even got a hand written letter in the package for buying from Bonsai tree for the first time. Overall great experience

    Dane F.
    South Africa South Africa
    Bonsai Tree Venus Fly Trap, 'Scarlatine.' Special Import. Review

    Interesting plant

    Very cool plant with interesting traps. Came very healthy and shipped expertly, grew many traps since then. Aftercare service is fantastic as well.

    Brandon P.
    South Africa South Africa
    Bonsai Tree Venus Fly Trap, 'Scarlatine.' Special Import. Review


    The plant is doing very well, it has not been here long and has already grown a new trap and I can see two more leaves growing from the middle of the plant. I ended up buying a few more plants and all of them are looking good and showing new growth.

    Francois D.
    South Africa South Africa
    Bonsai Tree Venus Fly Trap, 'Scarlatine.' Special Import. Review

    Expectations Exceeded

    Big thumbs up to This company does everything right, from the beautiful and easy-to-navigate website to the exceptional customer service and care which has been taken to package and ship the products. My Daddy Long Legs fly trap (now named Charlotte) arrived in perfect condition along with a care card and an awesome little surprise for me. It has truly been a joy to deal with a company which takes so much pride in their business and makes the customer feel so valued. I cannot wait to place my next order and grow (couldn't resist the pun) my new collection of carnivores.

    Melissa-Rae L.
    South Africa South Africa
    Bonsai Tree Venus Fly Trap, 'Scarlatine.' Special Import. Review


    Awesome service, fast delivery and the WhatsApp service is also great, helpful and super friendly people!!!

    Melissa H.
    South Africa South Africa