One word describes this plant - spectacular! Drosera multifida extrema is a type of fork-leaf sundew, and like its relatives has long slender red leaves that branch out multiple times. But on this special plant, it's not unusual to see as many as 36+ points on each leaf!
This particular clone has genetic origins in Evan’s Head, a coastal colony of D. multifida “extrema” in New South Wales, Australia. The Evans Head form is different from the common form circulated in US collections in several ways. Firstly, in optimal conditions, the plant flowers continuously for us, sometimes self-pollinating and producing seeds. The flowers are primarily white, but in cool conditions can express the slightest pink hue, a trait generally unknown in this variety.
Forks of the leaves, instead of extending laterally as in typical forms, are pointed outwards, away from the plant, forming a sort of cup-shaped web. It grows somewhat slower than the common form, remaining more compact and upright for longer before achieving the long, pendulous leaves that the variety is famous for. In the end, the common form and the Evan's Head form both reach the same size, and both are just as vigorous.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot and will reach flowering maturity within two growing seasons.
All plants were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.
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Eastern regions of Australia.
Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
Leaves may reach 12+ inches.
Full to 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.