Drosera esterhuyseniae is a very close relative to Drosera aliciae, which is also a close relative to Drosera slackii. This hybrid is very vigorous in cultivation. Our mother plants is 3-4 inches in diameter and produces very gorgeous leaves throughout the year.
The parent plants are native to the coastal mountains of South Africa. As with many sundews from this region, this hybrid prefers cool conditions. A hot day is 80°. It also prefers lower light levels than it's cousins whenever the weather heats up. We've got the best growth and color when sheltering this plant from the hot summer sun. Otherwise, this plant can grow well in very bright conditions in winter when home temperatures are much cooler.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot. Young plants are approximately 1-2 inches in diameter. All plants were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.
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Parent plants are native to the oastal mountains of South Africa.
Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
3-4 inches in diameter.
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.