Wondering How Big Can a Venus Flytrap Get? Here’s the World’s Largest & Sizes of Others



Venus Flytraps made quite an impression on the gardening world. Enthusiasts such as Thomas Jefferson grew them at Monticello, and in Europe, Napolean’s wife, Empress Josephine, collected and grew them at her chateau near Paris.

Today, strip malls, highways, golf courses, and housing developments have encroached on the only areas where these fascinating plants grow.

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World’s Biggest Venus Flytrap & Other Varieties

Dionaea muscipula ‘Alien’

This cultivar won the 2022 Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s biggest Venus Flytrap. The plant boasts curved traps that are a whopping 2.24 inches long, with both short and long sawtooth bristles.

Dionaea muscipula ‘DC XL’ 

This one grows green traps up to 2” long with bright red insides and extra-long, saw-toothed guard spines. It has an upright habit, with the biggest traps in spring and summer.

Dionaea muscipula ‘Ginormous’ 

This big boy is a prolific  grower with light green traps up to 2” long, red interiors and long guard spines. It grows well outdoors and produces the biggest and best traps in the fall and winter.

Dionaea muscipula  ‘B-52’

Named after the American jet bomber, this vigorous grower has green traps that measure up to 1.75 inches long with red insides and long guard spines.

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