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Carnivorous Sundew

Drosera spp.

Also known as

Sundew, Daily Dew

Drosera rotundifolia ne2 by NoahElhardt (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Carnivorous Sundew Overview

Drosera is one of the largest genera of carnivorous plants, containing almost 200 species of evergreen, herbaceous perennials, commonly termed Sundews. They trap live prey through sticky secretions from specialised glandular tentacle structures on their leaf surfaces as an adaptation to living in nutrient-poor environments. Species in this genus differ in size and structure and this genus is native to every continent except Antarctica, with different growth forms dominant in different locations.

How to propagate Carnivorous Sundew

Division

You can propagate by seeds or division in the spring.

Seed

Special features of Carnivorous Sundew

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Carnivorous Sundew

Insectivorous.