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Drosera rotundifolia


 
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Price: $12.95

Item Number:: 13031
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General Description
 
Vulgar. That’s how we would describe this plant. No, it’s not what you think. Vulgaris in Latin means common. This is the most common sundew in the world, which grows in North America, Asia and Europe. So Drosera vulgaris would be a more befitting name for this ubiquitous sundew. Alas, no one asked us our opinion when it came time to name this plant!

The peculiar thing about this common sundew is that it’s rather uncommon in cultivation. You won’t find it at your local hardware store, like the Venus flytrap. You’ll usually find it sold through specialty nurseries that cater to a more discriminating clientele.

Grow Drosera rotundifolia in a slightly sheltered location, such as at the base of a Sarracenia. Make sure the soil is well aerated and moist.

In winter, the leaves will die back, and the plant will form a resting bud sitting at soil level. Growth will resume in mid-spring.



Plants You Receive:

Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot.

All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.

Please watch the monthly video podcast for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat:
From Northern California through Alaska.

Type of Plant:
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants:

3-4 inches tall.

Sunlight:
Full sun, 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.

Water:
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.

Soil:
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Growing Season:
April - September. Leaves will die back prior to the Fall Equinox.

Winter Care:
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.

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Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review »

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Very healthy and very large! April 20, 2016
Reviewer: Kyle Lambert from Suwanne, GA United States  
Okay, I received a very large Drosera rotundifolia and they are relatively small. I am very pleased.

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Great Sundew June 3, 2015
Reviewer: John Blancett from Denver, CO United States  
Packaged perfectly in great shape

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Real Beauties May 20, 2015
Reviewer: Ramon L. Nelson from Willow Springs, MO United States  
These Sundews really stand out among my other plants. They strongly draw your attention to themselves among the other plants.

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Great plants July 21, 2014
Reviewer: matt kaelin from bellmore, NY United States  
Large, healthy specimen with multiple new seedlings emerging. Example was beginning to flower as well.
Of particular note is the media of live moss which is where rotundifolia grow best in the wild. Plant is growing very nicely in the media. Rotundifolia can be rare or not nearly as large or well grown from other commercial CP retailers.

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Excellent!! June 9, 2014
Reviewer: Matthew McKee from Plymouth, MA United States  
Arrived in excellent condition... A beautiful plant!!

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