Drosera plant

The Drosera plant, commonly known as the sundew, is a mesmerizing carnivorous plant species found in various habitats around the world. Named for the glistening dew-like droplets that adorn its tentacle-like leaves, the sundew is a captivating sight to behold. These dewdrops are actually a sticky substance secreted by the plant, designed to ensnare unsuspecting insects that venture too close. Once trapped, the sundew’s leaves slowly curl around its prey, digesting it to absorb essential nutrients that are scarce in its native environment.

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Additional information

Pot Size

10cm

Approx Height (incl pot)

20cm

Common Name

The Sundew

Latin Name (Plants only)

Drosera

Watering

Keep the soil consistently moist, using distilled water, rainwater, or purified water to avoid mineral buildup. Water from the bottom to prevent disturbing the sticky dew on the leaves. Avoid allowing the soil to dry out completely.

Humidity

Drosera plants prefer high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the plant regularly or placing it on a tray filled with water and pebbles. Avoid placing it near drafts or vents that may dry out the air.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed

Temperature

Drosera plants prefer warm temperatures during the growing season (spring through fall) but can tolerate cooler temperatures during their winter dormancy period.

Light Requirements

Drosera plants thrive in bright, indirect sunlight. Place them in a location where they can receive at least 4-6 hours of sunlight each day. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight, as it can scorch their delicate leaves.

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