Sundew (Drosera)

Ordering: Plants availabe for in-store pickup usually within three hours or local Portland, OR shipping which can be scheduled Tuesday through Friday.

Common Name(s): sundew, Cape Sundew

Description: Carnivorous plant with long, narrow green leaves with sticky red tentacles that glisten in the sun. Flowers are white and held above the plant.

Light: Full sun.

Water: Keep in wet, bog-like conditions. Sensitive to minerals in the water.

Other Care: Do not fertilize. Feed insects if they appear to need nutrition.

Origins: Native to South Africa.

Other Interesting Facts: Sundews experience thigmonasty, which is the response of a plant to touch or vibration. Part of the Sundew (Droseraceae) family.