Free Venus Flytraps! (This giveaway will end faster than a fly on two trigger hairs!)

It’s finally here!

My fellow carnivore lovers, I’m so excited right now! I’m kicking off the growing season with a series of epic giveaways! This is the first of at least three upcoming giveaways! Make sure you sign up for emails to be the first to know about what’s coming up!

In this first giveaway, I’m dividing up my massive adult Venus flytrap pot and sending most of these babies to new homes! If you’re new to carnivorous plants or a veteran who just wants to add some awesome Dionaea to your collection, this giveaway is for you!

Typical Venus flytraps display lots of different traits!
Adult typical Venus flytraps July 2014

I’ve never done anything like this before! This is the first time I’ve ever given away such a large portion of my collection. I’ve lost track over the years, but some of these are clones from my original first Venus flytrap I got in late 2009. Others are seed-grown or clones I bought from FlytrapStoreThere’s a lot of personality and genetic diversity in this pot!

Young Dionaea Muscipula ( Venus flytrap)

Venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula) display lots of genetic variation from red markings, to trap size, to cilia length.
I like the striped marking in this one!
Venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula)  waking up from winter dormancy.
Waking up one year ago! March 2014.
Venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula) waking up from their winter dormancy period.
Getting crowded in there! Waking up from dormancy February 2015.

 So here’s the deal! Read carefully!

I’m picking three (3) winners for this giveaway. I’ll be stuffing as many plants as I (safely & securely) can in a small flat rate USPS box. Every winner will get a box filled with a mixture of different sizes and clones. I can’t even begin to predict how many plants I have total in this pot, but I’m aiming for at least five plants per box. There’s a good chance it will be more!

Here’s the thing! The flytraps are coming out of dormancy right now and I need to repot them ASAP! And I will need to ship them out very soon after pulling them up. I’ll be repotting and packaging them this Monday, and then picking winners on Tuesday. I will contact the winners via email and ship the plants ASAP!

These plants will be shipped bare-root. Please ensure you have pots and proper media for Venus flytraps! Check out “Step 2” here if you’re unsure! 

You only have FOUR DAYS to enter this giveaway!

Apologies to my international readers, but this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Not to worry, though! The next two giveaways will be open to worldwide participants!

I’m so excited to be able to share my collection with you all! Enter via the form below, and best of luck! Please don’t hesitate to email me or comment with any questions! 😀

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  1. dsmjsm says:

    So glad i found your blog! I just got started with carnivorous plants this fall (after a lifetime of love/fear of killing them). My flytrap is blooming, and im not sure iit really went dormant, but trying to learn all the time! 🙂 We didnt get a winter this year, so all my plants are a little confused.

    • Maria says:

      Thank you so much for the nice comment! We got a very mild winter here in California too, I don’t know if we ever got below freezing temps. But flytrap dormancy is also trigger by decreased daylight hours. Even a mild dormancy is better than none!

  2. Paige says:

    Goodness what an amazing giveaway! Were I to win these lovely flytraps, I would introduce them to my front porch garden in their own adorable pots, probably name each bunch as I seperated them (because I’m a dork) and use them as a starting point for my own carnivorous garden. I currently have lots of succulents and cacti, and have wanted to own flytraps for so long now! I remember asking for a flytrap when I was a kid on evey birthday I had.

    • Maria says:

      That’s awesome, Paige! Nothing wrong with naming your plants. 😉 I’m still pretty new to cacti and succulents myself! Thanks for entering and for the lovely comment!

  3. Andrea says:

    I’ve got drosera in tissue culture right now, sarricena in stratification, and a venus fly trap that’s helping me keep my fungus gnat population down. I hope I can add to my collection!

  4. Jill says:

    Thanks so much for the opportunity! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at carnivorous plants for years. There’s a sunroom with a spot waiting for them!

  5. Kalie Salas says:

    Hey! I found your page through instagram and was so excited when i saw this giveaway! I just moved into a new bright and sunny house and more traps would be amazing and bring it to life!

  6. Rose says:

    This is a great give away! I’ve never had carnivorous plants before, but it would be fun to give them a shot! I’ve recently moved, so I’m slowly rebuilding my plant collection and these would be a great addition!

  7. Jason says:

    I will love the venus fly traps if I win them, thats what I will do! lol. I will pot them separately with all the amenities in an indoor grow tent where I go to be in my happy place as well as rotate all the plants out to my living room for all my guests to see

  8. Jacob says:

    If I win I will probably spread the traps out amongst a few bog gardens, with some ‘dews and Sarrancias. Dig your blog, btw.

  9. Ryan says:

    I’ve been wanting to try growing carnivorous plants for a few years now, but never got around to it. My girlfriend is a botanist and I think she’ll really enjoy helping me keep them alive. Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. Cece says:

    I’ve been trying to get some venus flytraps since last year. This is a great opportunities to welcome some precious little traps into my abode. I’m already thinking of names. Regal ones of course. I shall name one Tobias I think.

  11. Emmy says:

    Such a neat giveaway! I received my first carnivorous plants this winter so I have never seen them out of dormancy. Pretty excited to see all that they will do!

  12. ian says:

    cool contest, would be adding my first VFTs to my carnivorous shelf, sharing space with a drosera and several nepenthes

  13. John Phillips says:

    My love for carnivorous plants started with a flytrap, while researching how to care for it I discovered there were many other types of carnivorous plants. A few years ago I lost all of my flytraps to a bad winter storm and I’ve been slowly rebuilding. I’m working on a bog at the moment with a a lot of companion plants such as cranberry, clubmoss, and Helianthus brevifolium. The bog is a mixture of peat moss and crushed red cinder, which is more sightly that perlite as it doesn’t contrast with the peat very much.

  14. Ryan says:

    Cool giveaway! I have a friend that is getting married in a couple of months and she has asked my girlfriend and I to help with the planning (I am in charge of the plants). This would be the perfect opportunity to add come CPs to her theme 😉 Then of course after that, I have a whole shelf on my light shelfs that is looking kinda bare right now.

  15. Greg W. says:

    I’m working on rebuilding my insectivorous plant collection after it all died following a move. I’ve managed to get some interesting Drosera seeds and a Sarracenia, but my collection desperately needs more flytraps!

  16. Tyson says:

    Awesome giveaway Maria! If I end up winning I’ll end up splitting the flytraps I recievd with my university’s horticulture club. We keep a lot of different specimens of various species and I’d like to increase the variety of carnivorous plants we have. I’ve donated around seven flytraps already but increased genetic variability is always great! I’ve been informed that a lot of people actually steal the plants out of the pots so hopefully I can start taking leaf pullings to propagate to ensure the collection survives!

    Ps. I bought a vintage print Sarracenia purpurea shirt from you society6 page and I love it! I got the coffee colored background. It suits the design nicely 🙂

    • Maria says:

      Tyson, that is so awesome! I would be honored if my plants ended up in a university horticultural club! If you don’t win the giveaway, and I still have plants leftover, I will see if I can still send you some for your club!

      And thank you so much for your shirt purchase! I’m so glad you like it. 😀

      • Tyson says:

        Thank you for the offer! Please don’t feel obligated to send me any flytraps because of my horticulture club. It does mean a lot though 😀

        I’m also giving them a small Sarracenia oreophila division come this spring. Hopefully I can bring our collection up to a more admirable status. It was pretty rough looking when I got here in the fall haha..

  17. Adam says:

    Thank you so much for a great giveaway!

    I had a little flytrap years ago and I’d really like start growing some more again.

  18. Nick says:

    Just got started a few weeks ago and would love to have a few more. I’d pot them separately outside on my back porch.

  19. keith griffin says:

    What a great giveaway,i gave up a huge collection of carnivorous plants when i moved from the uk to the usa,grew many trumpet hybrids from my own seed crosses.This would be a real jump start to get me going again.

  20. Paul says:

    You may laugh, but I have an ulterior motive for joining the giveaway. I’ve spent the last two years studying flytrap fluorescence under UV light, and I’m looking for variations in different flytraps, both individuals and cultivars. Here’s hoping that everyone else wins, as I have plenty, but I’m always looking for new ones that might give hints as to how the traps started fluorescing in the first place. Thank you.

  21. Caroline says:

    This is so exciting! I’m relatively new to the carnivore scene (I’m mostly an orchid nerd) but this is such a great giveaway and website! Thanks for everything you put up!

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