Drosera filliformis (Sundew)
This sale is for the more unusual extra-long leaved Sundew.
It creates tall stems of sticky leaves. Multiplying to fill its pot. A real addition to any collection.
Sundews are the easiest carnivorous plants to keep, often the first one's people try however even experts still adore these fantastically interesting fly trap plants.
There best in bright light and kept above freezing. Drosera can tolerate cold so can be kept in a greenhouse as long as it doesn't frost and can also be kept in the house in a good bright spot.
To keep sit these in a dish of rainwater (don't use tap) between Feb and Nov. Dec and Jan keep moist but do not sit in water as this is their dormant phase, during this time the plants may lose their leaves, this is normal. It's also the best time to repot.
These plants should never be fed with plant food and do not use normal compost for them.
Our plants are grown in specific developed PEAT FREE growing medium which we do also offer for sale for when you wish to repot however these will be fine upon arrival for a few months at least.
NOTE: Between November and February these enter dormancy as just buds (a bud is a small tight ball like structure on the top of the surface of the pot, similar to that of a fern) if purchasing during this time a dormant potted plant will be sent, place where desired and keep moist but not sat in water until it begins to regrow new leaves from the bud at which point place in 1cm of rainwater as normal. Exact dormancy periods vary in length depending on the microclimate they are placed in. Also, during following years, the time at which they enter dormancy may vary if grown as houseplants. (For example, our glasshouse grown plants enter dormancy over the winter but those grown in the house often do it in the summer.) Whenever it occurs treat the same way. And enjoy the anticipation of regrowth.
all our plants are organic, and we pride ourselves in wildlife friendly gardening and