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Drosera filiformis var. floridana, "White Flower"
Drosera filiformis Red Leaf


 
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General Description
 
This variety of Drosera filiformis is similar to the typical form, but instead of the typical green, v. floridana has dark red leaves. In time, the plant will produce a crown up to an inch across and leaves up to 8 inches tall. Give this plant lots of sunlight to maintain its beautiful red leaves. Never underestimate how much this plant loves sunlight!

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

The particular form we carry produces white flowers, which are really faintly pink. But from a horticultural point of view, it's not the typical dark pink, so it qualifies as white.

IMPORTANT NOTE
While this plant is native to northern Florida (USDA Zone 8), this is one of the few carnivorous plants that you can treat either as a cold hardy perennial or as a tropical houseplant. Based on our experience and reports from our customers, this plant doesn't overwinter well when winters are long and temperatures drop below 20°F for significant periods of time. However, because of the amount of sunlight this plant requires during the growing season and their need for winter dormancy, we list it as a cold hardy plant.

INDOOR CARE
If you grow it as a tropical house plant, remember that strong sunlight is essential to maintain this plant's red colors. You can never give this plant too much sun with indoor growing! You will also need to respect its winter dormancy. This will naturally happen when light levels and temperatures decrease in fall and winter at which time the plant will drop its leaves and form a resting bud (hibernaculum) on the soil surface. New leaves will emerge in spring.

OUTDOOR CARE

If you grow it as a cold hardy perennial, protect the dormant hibernaculum from significant hard freezes (below 20°F).
Plants You Receive
This plant is shipped 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 for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
Florida panhandle

Size of Adult Plants
8 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 at the onset of frost.

Winter Care
Hardy of winter frost during dormancy but protect the hibernaculum from significant hard freezes (below 20°F).

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5 of 5 Healthy and Beautiful August 13, 2020
Reviewer: Hawken Carlton from Greeley, CO United States  
Well-packed and multiple plants in the pot, all doing well.

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5 of 5 July 10, 2020
Reviewer: matthew bailey from peoria, AZ United States  


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5 of 5 July 9, 2020
Reviewer: Edmond Lim from Castro Valley , CA United States  
Great plant. Well packed

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5 of 5 June 28, 2020
Reviewer: DN  


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5 of 5 BEautiful plant! September 9, 2019
Reviewer: Jennifer Thompson from Wimberley, TX United States  
D. filiformis floridana came quickly and in perfect health, even had a U. subulata hitchhiker. It is now happily rtesiding in one of my mini bogs and putting out a flower.

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