Cultivated variety of Dionaea muscipula.

  • Environment: outdoors in a plastic pot with drainage holes ; temperate climate with distinct seasonal variations that induce the growth/dormancy cycle
  • Temperature: from -2°C to 15°C in the coldest months ; from 15°C to 35°C in the warmest months
  • Light: full sun as much as the weather allows it
  • Soil: kanuma, topping of coarse quartz sand for protection and stability
  • Watering: rainwater permanently provided during the growing season, from either the larger saucer or direct rain over the pot

A charming cultivar with sawtooth-like marginal cilia and irregular red blotches and streaks on both the inner and outer sides of the traps. So while many other Venus flytraps look rather bland when the traps are closed for digestion, ‘Scarlatine’ remains very nice to look at. Due to the large population of flies here, my plants get a lot of carnivorous activity, so I’m happy with this feature. Purchased in April 2021 from Lucien Blacher, who registered the cultivar in April 2011.

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