- This plant grows endemically in areas where temperatures rarely dip below 10 degrees Celcius.
- As a tropical sundew avoid exposing your plant to freezing conditions.
- Light – provide direct or partial sunlight. Aim for a minimum of 5 hours direct sunlight.
- Location – can be grown outdoors, in a greenhouse or inside on a sunny window sill.
- Growing indoors – If growing indoors your plant will attract and capture any insects which may be present.
- Feeding you plant – If you’re not seeing captured insects on the leaves then add insects such as mosquitoes or flies onto the leaves (tweezers help here). The leaves eventually bend toward and wrap around the hapless victim.
- Insects as food for your plant can be either alive or dead. Unlike Venus Flytraps insects don’t need to be alive for digestion to occur.
- Watering – plant can be watered from the top of the pot or placed into a tray of water. The water tray method is preferred because it keeps the peat moss (potting medium) moist replicating the boggy conditions where they come from.
- Humidity – the tray method of watering also provides humidity which the plants like. As a general rule the higher the humidity the more ‘dew’ will form on the leaves.
- Use distilled water, reverse osmosis filtered water or rainwater for best results.
- Dormancy – this plant does NOT require dormancy and provided the temperature doesn’t dip to freezing your plant will continue to grow year round.
- Tip: these plants produce multiple flowers in the growing season. Consider cutting off the flowers to encourage more vigorous growth in the leaves themselves.
- Click here for simple instructions on how to plant your rhizomes to give your plants the best start.
Product & Shipping Information
- Only bare rooted plants are shipped in the mail.
- All plants are grown outdoors all year round.
Peat Moss (Potting Medium)
- Need peat moss with your purchased stem? Click here to purchase from the online shop.