Drosera binata, produces long, slender leaves that branches into two points, which gives the plant its common name, fork-leaf sundew. As you look closely, you will find sticky droplets all along the leaves. These droplets both attract and capture insects! An adult plant can easily capture insects as large as a housefly.
With an adult plant, leaves can approach 12 inches and produce a dazzling display. Give this plant lots of sun to keep its leaves upright. Grow it in a south window with unobstructed sunlight for best results.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot and will reach flowering maturity within two growing seasons.
All plants were propagated from seed. Photos are representative of the batch for sale.
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Southeastern regions of Australia
Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
Leaves may reach 12 inches.
Full to partial sun. A south window with several hours of direct sunlight is ideal.
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.
Tolerant of very cool temperatures, but protect from frost.