Dionaea muscipula ‘Alien’

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Dionaea muscipula ‘Alien’


(1 customer review)

Dionaea muscipula ‘Alien’ is a cultivar originating from Europe. It produces long arched traps with many short teeth and trigger hairs in a tight low-growing rosette. The cultivar received its name after Ridley Scott’s movie “Alien”. Traps don’t close well on their own so supplemental foliar feeding with Maxsea may be beneficial.


Size and packing method: You will receive a young plant about 1.5 inches across with juvenile traps. Plants are shipped bare root, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel. If selecting with soil mix, you will receive two cups of our prepackaged Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix in addition to the bare root plant. This quantity of soil is roughly enough to fill one 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch square pot.

Growing requirements

Mature size: Traps reach 1.5 to almost 2 inches in length
Light: Full sun
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, pure peat, or peat-sand mix
Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, or fish food every 2-3 weeks, in addition foliar feeding with Maxsea may be beneficial since traps do not close well
Humidity: 50-80%
Water: Keep wet at all times, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Temperature: 65-82°F during warm months, 32-55°F during cool months
Dormancy period: Reduce temperatures to 32-55°F, shorten light periods to 10 hours, and provide less water (but don’t allow to dry out). Keep the plant in dormancy conditions for 3-5 months.

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

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1 review for Dionaea muscipula ‘Alien’

  1. Van (verified owner)

    The Venus Flytrap came in excellent condition packaged very well, the owners really must care for their plants! The plant showed vigorous growth and had health roots and crown. The trap leaves were reasonably sized for March. Nice coloration overall a very happy purchase will definitely be buying from them again!!!

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