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Drosera regia
Drosera regia


 
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General Description
 
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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Arrived healthy March 10, 2019
Reviewer: Frank Chiafari from Brookfield, CT United States  
I was a bit apprehensive ordering this plant because some have said it’s a tough plant to cultivate. It arrived healthy on 2/7/19 and it is now growing healthy and full of dew almost one month later. It’s kept in room where temps drop at night , not waterlogged and in bright light. I’m glad I made the decision to get it.

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Awesome Plant and Delivery! May 9, 2017
Reviewer: Gregory Fellows from Lafayette, CA United States  
Waited a little bit to see how the Drosera regia would do after unpackaging and its doing great!

I put it outside during the day and keep it in at night to prevent frost from killing the small plant since it dosen't have hibernacula yet.

Customer Service was excellent, letting me know that heavy snow conditions prevented them from shipping and would ship when conditions improved, which was perfectly acceptable.

Overall I am very pleased with everything Sarracenia Northwest has to offer and will definitely be a returning customer!

Update: Poor regia came under attack from aphids. I have used take-down to dispose of the pests. And it worked! Plant has some badly damaged leaves but appears to still be springing out new, healthy leaves!

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Drosera regia April 3, 2017
Reviewer: Doug Brittain from Winfield, IL United States  
Plant arrived in good shape and the heat pack was still warm.   There is also another very small one growing about 1/2" from the main one. Both are doing fine under fluorescent lights..

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First time purchase March 26, 2017
Reviewer: Robert Stewart from Palm Harbor, FL United States  
was very impressed with the plant as well as how it was packaged. I will definitely shop with you guys again.

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Alive and Thriving Drosera Regia! March 19, 2017
Reviewer: Brenden from flushing, MI United States  
Thus suckered bounced back as soon as I put him under my lights. Not a hair off of it was wrong. You guys are the epitome of Guaranteed Satisfaction! Thank you and God Bless!

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