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!
Drosera multifida extrema (say that five times fast), a native to the wetlands of Southeast Australia, likes it warm and sunny. As it matures, it produces a very large mass of many plants from long roots under the soil, growing into something of a giant carnivorous bush. One of the most spectacular and beloved carnivorous plants around, this variety is a tried and true classic. Its forgiving nature makes it extremely rewarding to grow.
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.