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FTS Maroon Monster

FTS Maroon Monster

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FTS Maroon Monster, a Flytrap Store exclusive Venus Flytrap. Developed by the Flytrap Store breeding program, the FTS Maroon Monster is a superior red-leafed Venus Flytrap, with extra-large Traps, vigorous growth and deep red color. (See full description for details and comparison with other red-leafed Venus Flytraps.)


FTS Maroon Monster is a product of the Flytrap Store breeding program and tissue-culture lab, a unique seed-grown red plant that has exceeded expectations. How does FTS Maroon Monster compare with other red-leafed Venus Flytraps?
• FTS Maroon Monster has thicker and more robust leaf growth than Akai Ryu. • FTS Maroon Monster has the intensely dark red trap interiors of Pink Venus, but with much larger traps and plant diameter, and much more vigorous growth. • FTS Maroon Monster has deep maroon traps inside and outside with contrasting lime-green edged traps like Royal Red, but with sturdier leaves, larger traps and more rapid growth.

Customer Reviews 38 item(s)

Great company, happy customer!
The care and love that Matt & Leah have shown from checkout all the way to care advice, is quite refreshing. The Maroon Monsters arrived as described. Well packaged with detailed care instructions. "Venus" is thriving. And any questions or concerns i have are answered immediately. The most gratifying online purchase I have made. So happy I ordered from y'all. Highly recommended! They have earned all my future carnivorous plant business! Thanks so much y'all.
Ralph Nestor
Carolina Beach, NC
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Review by Ralph / (Posted on 9/18/2019)
Gorgeous VFT! Easily the prettiest and most eye catching plant in my collection. I find myself just staring at this plant in admiration of its beauty at times. Some other observations: 1. The traps get LARGE! 2. It seems to close on prey faster than most of my other VFTs. It will definitely feed itself. You'll be amazed at the stuff it catches. 3. Matt and Leah included several bonus mini Maroon Monsters that are still small and cute as heck..
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Review by Nerdy Florist / (Posted on 8/16/2018)
Very happy customer
Today I got my flytrap and was very pleased with the packaging and the quality of the plant! Last year and this year I ordered plants from Amazon and there is no comparison! Flytrap store hands down gives you the best quality plant for the money ( so excited ) ! I'm a firm believer you get what you pay for. Can't wait to order the next plant!
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Review by Amos / (Posted on 7/19/2018)
Super Healthy and beautiful Venus Flytrap
Super healthy and beautiful dark red venus flytrap with lots of traps, big and small. I couldn't ask for more. They ship them well protected. It's obvious that they know what they're doing. I am very thankful.
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Review by J. Casado / (Posted on 5/26/2018)
A+ best in the business
I have been ordering from Matt and Leah for years and plan to continue my business. They go above and beyond to answer any questions. I received this plant extremely quickly and in superb shape, it even had a few extra smaller plants with it.
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Review by bvalente / (Posted on 3/27/2017)
Jaw Dropping
Maroon Monster was delivered today and I am floored by its beauty. The largest trap is so deep purple that it's almost black. It has over 20 traps with several points of growth, and this is for a starter size plant still (mostly) in dormancy. The health is outstanding, as is always true with Flytrapstore's plants.

On a side note, recently, several of my other plants declined so suddenly that I emailed Matt and Leah in desperation. They wrote me back right away and I was so grateful for their help! I've never seen customer service this amazing. Also happy to say the plants are recovering from my mistake.
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Review by Orit / (Posted on 3/13/2017)
Prize winning plant
I ordered an FTS Maroon Monster about 2 years ago.

This year (2015) it won 2nd place in the carnivorous plant division in the NC State Fair! Nice big traps and fast growth rate. I'd attach a pic if I could but can't see how to.

Anyways, nice fast growth rate and great color.

Please note that it needs more than the 4-5 hours of direct sun that I give it to become all red. Mine are deep red inside the trap with light red along the petiole center and green elsewhere. It would likely grow even better if I could give it more sun.

This is my favorite cultivar to date.
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Review by Davin / (Posted on 11/15/2015)
Buy it, or regret the fact that you didnt. Easy decision.
some 3 years later and this is still my favorite red clone. fastest growing and largest traps I have seen on a red plant so far. Great for seed crossing.
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Review by Ras / (Posted on 2/19/2015)
I received my plant today and i loved it! The red color makes the traps looks beautiful and large! They look just as if they hadn't been dormant when they actually are!
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Review by Trellemania / (Posted on 3/31/2014)
Blows away the Akai Ryu!
The young plant I received was bigger than the large adults sold by most other vendors. The deep red coloring on the FTS Maroon Monster is just amazing. It's hands down the best red variation flytrap out there in my humble opinion both in terms of color and size. Shipping was fast, packaging was secure, and you could tell that these plants were grown by people who know what they are doing. The handwritten personalized note of thanks on my order form was classy too. Thanks again Matt & Leah! :)
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Review by Ron / (Posted on 7/10/2013)
By this point I should just say "ditto". This is a wonderful plant!
Very similar to Akai Ryu but with a less lanky growth habit and much more vigorous growth. Color, trap size, and growth rate are all exactly what you would want in a VFT. It's hard to find a more universally beautiful plant.
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Review by Jeremy (parker679) / (Posted on 7/1/2013)
Incredible Maroon Color!
By far, this is my favorite venus flytrap! I ordered a young adult- potted, and received a well grown and thriving plant. Monster traps and excellent deep maroon color make this a must have. I suggest you pick one up when available. THANK YOU FLYTRAP STORE! A+
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Review by Julio Francisco / (Posted on 5/14/2013)
The best
I have just received my maroon monster today and shipping was quick, i look inside and i am just amazed on how red and big the traps are, i plan on ordering more in the future. Thanks for the good quality plants, thank you Flytrap Store
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Review by blurrp / (Posted on 5/3/2013)
I'm not a stranger to live plant orders. These bare root plants were perfectly wrapped in wet packaging material (4days transit) . My maroon monsters were huge (much larger then I was expecting). For someone in the field of horticulture, I greatly appreciate the sense I get for growers who really love their plants, and it shows. Thanks Matt and Leah.
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Review by Kevonicus / (Posted on 4/17/2013)
Fastest grower
When I rec'd plant it was big enough I split it into 3 plants,I planted in 14'' pot with other flytraps, they began to turn a little green so I put them in full sun,they turned dark red and grew so much over the summer they covered half of the pot. I decided to repot plants since they are just starting to go dormant and I split them into 12 plants from the original 1 plant. All flytraps grew good over the hot summer in NC but none compared to the growth of this one, Do not hesitate to buy this plant.
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Review by Brent / (Posted on 11/21/2012)
Beautiful and Vigorous
I absolutely love the coloration of this plant! It also rebounds from shipping well and is vigorous. Real beauty!
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Review by Leslie / (Posted on 7/12/2012)
I wish there was less green on them...
This vpt came to me and was so long and big I was super surprised with the size! Most of mine are a lot greener than they're supposed to be, but the red is mostly found in their mouths... The little ones around the huge ones are more red than the more mature ones. Hopefully when they grow a little more, they'll look more like the pictures ;)... This one especially took me a long while to open up from all its packaging. I was scared I was going to hurt it, but once opened, I was so pleased.. Thank you guys soo much! I will definitely be ordering more in the near future ;D
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Review by Evelyn / (Posted on 6/25/2012)
Great looking plant
Very nice plant with long leaves and nice large traps. Very pretty colors as well. Get one when they are available. You won't regret it.
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Review by Jerry / (Posted on 6/19/2012)
"Monster" you're not kidding!
I received my Maroon Monster today (YAY!) and I have to say...HOLY SMOKES, those are some HUUUUGE traps! Can't wait to see this one grow!
Thank you again for such great, healthy plants and fantastic service! My shipments always arrive in their best condition possible and within 4 days. I don't even think the plants know they've been shipped.
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Review by Sally / (Posted on 6/7/2012)
Very happy customer, as always!!
I ordered one of these and as always, it came within a couple of days! Can't ask for better service than you get at FTS, and couldn't ask for better traps-- and it's so cool to me that this is a FTS exclusive! If I ever meet someone in real life as dorky as me about plants, they might not have ever seen one-- instant bragging rights!

As Matt and Steve do sometimes, they were very generous and added in an extra plant for me, which literally made me squeal in delight!! Unfortunately, I messed up and left them in my mailbox for a few hours so they were a little sad when I got them out of the box-- but I think it's a testament to the quality of Matt and Steve's plants that they perked right up once they were watered and potted. Thanks again, guys :)
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Review by Charli / (Posted on 4/24/2012)
favorite trap(so far)
some of the most unique coloring ive ever seen on a vft, very vigorous, and broad strong leaves with large traps. it easily became my favorite
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Review by Ras / (Posted on 3/4/2012)
Can't Wait to Watch it Grow
I had ordered a young bareroot Maroon and it had arrived yesterday, in perfect condition, the transportation had not turned any of the traps black at all. I followed the instructions to let it soak for 15 minutes and now it's potted in one of the pots I also ordered from here, and I can't wait to see it come out of dormancy and start getting bigger, the traps are small and cute right now. I want to thank the entire Fly Trap Store for making these little monsters available for all to purchase, I am going to take the best of care of my first VFT and will certainly be ordering more in the future. Awesome plants!
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Review by Mei / (Posted on 3/3/2012)
Can't Wait to Get It Growing
I have just received my Maroon Monster today, it arrived about 4 days after shipping and looks completely healthy, and I can't wait to see how big it gets once it comes out of dormancy and grows into an adult VFT. The tiny traps look so cute now but I can't wait to see them get bigger as the weather becomes warmer. It's come packaged so nicely, and none of the traps have turned black in the process of transportation. Going to give it the best of care, definitly will order more VFTs from here in the furutre :) Thanks to all of the FlyTrapStore for awesome quality plants.
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Review by Mei / (Posted on 3/2/2012)
Nice redness
I got my maroon monster today and the red coloration is just awesome looking! It's got dark red mouths and a red tint everywhere else. Thanks for the large and healthy plant! :)
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Review by Kimberly / (Posted on 1/23/2012)
wonderful clone
tons of thanks to Steve and Matt for the cultivation of this blessed clone! large traps, dependable coloration, vigorous and tidy growth, all describe a must have clone you wanna include in the collection!
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Review by cliff / (Posted on 11/20/2011)
I only ordered one potted maroon monster and I got 2 instead of one! There is 6 very large opened traps- and 4 going to open, 3 maroon babies AND 2 normal colored babies!!!! I'm the happiest 13 year old grower on Earth!!!

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Review by Brandon / (Posted on 10/15/2011)
maroon monster
i love this plant, it has such a deep red coloration that it almost appears to be black and after the trap catches a fly, when the trap opens up it looks as if never triggered before. great plant
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Review by brad / (Posted on 8/14/2011)
Good plant
Very nice plant with very deep red coloration, with almost no green. although i received it and all of the traps were closed, i'm sure it will look awesome in a few days!
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Review by brad / (Posted on 8/8/2011)
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Review by Antoine / (Posted on 7/15/2011)
Great Plant
i have had this fly trap for about a month and it definitely stands out in my collection. Giant deep red traps with lime green edges make it unique and very beautiful, It's like all the most stunning Dionaea put into one!
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Review by Thomas / (Posted on 7/9/2011)
Perfect Condition
Just received my Maroon Monster today and it showed up in perfect condition! It has six MONSTER one inch plus traps, two more traps about to open, and one new trap sprouting just above the rhizome. It has a great dark MAROON coloration, a big healthy rhizome, and long intact roots! By far the largest VFT in my collection! Im happy :) Thanks Matt and Steve
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Review by whatsgrowingon / (Posted on 7/7/2011)
Towers Over My Other Dionaea!
Received a very large and healthy specimen which has already sprouted 3 New Functional Traps! Gorgeous to behold.
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Review by Stratofortress / (Posted on 7/4/2011)
I Love My GreedY MM!!!
This plant is awesome and no joke. It caught 3 bugs in 2 days. I watched the last victim and you could audibly here the trap shut on this fly!
It was growing fast before that but now it's incredible.
I bought a young adult bare rooted and have been having great success with them.
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Review by Chasgo3 / (Posted on 6/30/2011)
Truly a monster
I have purchased 3 of these gorgeous plants, all of which arrived with multiple 1+ inch traps and in excellent condition! I was very impressed with the size and amount of traps it had upon arrival. If you like big traps & contrasting colors I recommend the FTS Maroon Monster!
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Review by Shes Crofty / (Posted on 6/27/2011)
I want more...
I am very pleased to add this beautiful plant to my collection. The coloration is vibrant and the Maroon Monster still stands out when placed among other other red flytraps.
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Review by Mischief / (Posted on 6/27/2011)
Awesome plant! well worth the money
I love this FT so much I just ordered a second one.
It has long thin leaves like a Vigorus, but with very large traps.
It's a very imposing looking plant with it's large, arched back, long lashed traps
reaching out.
This plant really IS a monster, I am surprised it doesnt SCARE the fly away!! LOL!

Almost like vigorus, it is a tall, lanky, hardy good grower.
You will need a deep pot, like the large ones offerd here on FTS.

This is my favorite of all the FT clones, and NO ONE has ever voiced the slightest disapointment, these are just plain fantastic plants.
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Review by Stanley / (Posted on 6/27/2011)
Epically Awesome Plant!
This is truly an amazing plant, worth every penny. Received it with 1+ inch traps (about 10 of them). It's great! Get one! Thanks Steve! :D
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Review by Daniel Teeling aka. dantt99 / (Posted on 6/27/2011)
5 stars easy should be more stars
best plant in my collection very happy with the size and health great shipping great costumer service
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Review by bnut / (Posted on 6/27/2011)