Drosera madagascarensis has a wide distribution, from Madagascar and South Africa to Congo, Guinea and Nigeria. It grows from a single stem that often rambles along the soil surface. The growing section is approximately 2-3 inches long with orange-yellow leaves. As the sundew grows, the older section will turn brown. The plant produces flowers that seem to self-pollinate and set seeds. (We sometimes find volunteer seedlings in other pots of sundews.)
Grow this plant in a sunny and warm location.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot and is expected to reach flowering maturity in 1-2 seasons. All plants were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.
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Coastal mountains of South Africa.
Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
5 inches tall.
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.