Dionaea ‘Dracula’

Dionaea ‘Dracula’ is arguably one of the best-looking shark-toothed venus flytraps. The plant was selected by Irish grower Trevor Cox and comes from a cross between ‘G14’ and ‘Dentate’, two iconic cultivars with marked characteristics that are beautifully exhibited by ‘Dracula’. I received two young specimens from Trevor himself in September 2015.

July 2017

I realize that it will take many years for my ‘Dracula’ plants to spread all over the pot and create a little deadly forest like I had imagined it.

Growth is not sluggish, but not particularly vigorous either. For instance, ‘Fused Tooth’ is much worse, while ‘Akai Ryu’ produces basals so aggressively that I don’t recommend installing it close to other, weaker Dionaea.

Dionaea 'Dracula' typical arched trap
What a shape! The traps can be very arched on Dionaea ‘Dracula’.

September 2016

Growth started to take off in late spring 2016, eventually forming a small rosette of prostrated leaves. The late summer leaves are much longer, or should I say taller, because they are so upright.

Dionaea 'Dracula' and fly
Dionaea ‘Dracula’ with its short spring leaves and erected summer leaves. The trap does not need to be strongly coloured to attract flies.

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