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Drosera regia
Drosera regia


 
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The king sundew, Drosera regia, has a very uncanny ability to wrap its leaves around captured insects. In some instances, a leaf will wrap around an insect so perfectly it looks like it wrapped itself into a knot! Some say that the king sundew gets its name from its spear-like leaves that form a crown of sorts. Others say that its name comes its size.

This plant can be a bit of an enigma for some growers. We've found that it's not very tolerant of constant high temperatures. It definitely likes cool nights, like in its native habit in the coastal mountains of South Africa. It grows best in regions where night temperatures drop below 70°F at night.

This plant is also a sub-tropical, which means it will tolerate freezing temperatures in winter. Our mother plants experience temperatures as low as 25°F during winter. The leaves will die back. In spring when the weather warms up, new growth emerges from the roots. This type of winter treatment, however, isn't at all necessary for this plant. It will be happy in a cool, sunny windowsill throughout winter.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 4-inch pot. Plants will have leaves about 4 inches tall and will reach flowering maturity within two growing seasons. All plants were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.

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
Coastal mountains of South Africa.

Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
Leaves may reach 12 inches.

Sunlight
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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July 3, 2019
Reviewer: Andrew Jarnigan from Hoschton, GA United States  


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Drosera Regia June 24, 2019
Reviewer: Robert Carrasco  
Beautiful specimen, arrived well packed and healthy. Very Happy!

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Very nice June 12, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Healthy, and has put out several new leaves.

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Drosera regia June 9, 2019
Reviewer: Shaughn from seattle  
i was very excited to add this plant to my collection. i do not know how they package some of these plants so well, but they always do. i am excited to see this plant grown to its full size.

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Great plant June 2, 2019
Reviewer: Bill W from Fletcher, NC United States  
Great condition, packed well, shipped fast!

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