This is probably the most eye-catching of the temperate sundews. Adult plants get up to 3 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter. Its uniform shape gives it the appearance of a miniature tree. The only difference, of course, is that this tree sparkles in sunlight! It also curls itself around captured insects.
In the wild, this sundew is found in parts of boggy areas that are often flooded with an inch or two of water, hence its common name. With this particular sundew, keep the water level fairly high, about 3/4 of the way up the pot.
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
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.
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Florida panhandle through North Carolina.
Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
3 inches tall.
Partial to full sun, 4 or more hours of direct sunlight.
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.
May - September. Leaves will die back prior to the Fall Equinox.
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.