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Drosera multifida extrema
Drosera multifida Extrema


 
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General Description
 
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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Natural Habitat
Eastern regions of Australia.

Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
Leaves may reach 12+ inches.

Sunlight
Full to partial sun. A south window with several hours of direct sunlight is ideal.

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.

Cold Tolerance
Tolerant of very cool temperatures, but protect from frost.

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5 of 5 August 17, 2020
Reviewer: BRETT MARTISON from Lincoln, NE United States  


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4 of 5 Beautiful plant - but harder to keep happy August 7, 2020
Reviewer: Michael Duncan  
This drosera multifida extrema was very beautiful when received - and was relatively healthy - but she did not grow as easily as my Big Pink sundew. She did grow somewhat, and while I followed care instructions, eventually she didn't make it (user error I'm sure, but can't pinpoint the root cause).  *** RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST ***  I'm sorry to hear about the sundew!  Yes, Big Pink is relatively easy because it doesn't require as intense lighting as D. multifida, which requires almost full sun conditions.  A south window with lots of unobstructed sunlight is best for this plant.  As always, we're here to help you out as much as we can.  Contact us using the email address located on the Carnivorous Plant Help page.

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5 of 5 Drosera multifida extrema February 25, 2020
Reviewer: James C. Fife from River Ridge, LA United States  
Superior robust specimen, properly potted, therefore NO transplant shock upon arrival.  New leaves are triple the height of original with many bifurcations.  Magnificent!

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5 of 5 January 5, 2020
Reviewer: Darin Kimberl from Hershey, PA United States  
Always top notch plants, packaging, and service. My goto source for carniverous plants.

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5 of 5 Stunning Sundew! November 3, 2019
Reviewer: Kevin Allen from Schertz, TX United States  
I received a sundew that was really healthy and red in color. I posted photos of it on Facebook and received many compliments and I referred them to Sarracenia Northwest.

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