This species is native to the coastal mountains of South Africa. It's a rosetted sundew with elongated flat leaves. As a mountainous plant, it prefers cool temperatures,
especially at night (45° - 65°F). It's a hot day for the plant when temperatures reach 85°F.
D. slackii is also rare in cultivation because of its slow growth habit and fondness for bright, yet cool, conditions.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot. Young plants are approximately 1-2 inches in diameter. All plants were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.
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Coastal mountains of South Africa.
Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
2 inches in diameter.
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.