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Drosera intermedia
Drosera intermedia


 
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General Description
 
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.

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
Florida panhandle through North Carolina.

Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
3 inches tall.

Sunlight
Partial to full sun, 4 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
May - 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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August 19, 2018
Reviewer: jennifer owings from portland, OR United States  
Great plant!

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August 19, 2018
Reviewer: John Carter from Peterborough, NH United States  


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Super Plant August 19, 2018
Reviewer: Joey Day from Louisville, KY United States  
Plant arrived perfectly. Healthy and happy. Already making new leaves, and catching prey.

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August 6, 2018
Reviewer: DANIEL WALKER from Liberty, NC United States  


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Fragile June 19, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Midwest City, OK United States  
I have had less luck with this plant. Unfortunately a storm hit a few weeks ago while I was at work and flooded my plant. I have been trying to grow it back but it lost a lot of it's soil so it is not doing so good. To me is a fragile plant.   ***RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST***  Sorry to hear about the plant!  Yes, storms, hail, and heavy rain can erode the soil of potted plants.  These sorts of things also happen to us at our nursery.  Make sure to add more soil (peat moss and perlite).  You can also top dress the soil with pea gravel to prevent soil erosion.

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