Dionaea - the Venus Flytrap

This is likely the most popular of all carnivorous plants. Sadly, its popularity has led to theft of the plants from wild populations, precipitating a proposal to list it as an endangered species. It is readily propagated by seed and by leaf or "bulb" sections. Our lab has had some success with propagation from flower stalks.


Hutchinson JF. 1984. In vitro propagation of Dionaea muscipula Ellis (Venus fly trap). Scientia Horticulturae. 22:189-194.


Jang G, K Kim and R Park. 2003. Micropropagation of Venus fly trap by shoot culture. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 72:95-98.