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Drosera slackii
Drosera slackii


 
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General Description
 
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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Natural Habitat
Coastal mountains of South Africa.

Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
2 inches in diameter.

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.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review »

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5 of 5 what arrived was a cross with slackii May 7, 2019
Reviewer: Brad Rhodes from Kennedale, TX United States  
The plant is superb though and in one months time has produced five new leaves. I kept it outside for a couple of days to recover from being mailed and it captured a dozen small insects.

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5 of 5 Impressed! April 27, 2019
Reviewer: Matthew Fujita from Arlington, TX United States  
I am continually impressed with the care in the packaging. Also, I always expect small plants when buying from online vendors but every plant from Sarracenia Northwest has been impressive. My slackii is no exception - I was surprised how large it was!

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5 of 5 August 19, 2018
Reviewer: jennifer owings from portland, OR United States  
Love this plant!

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5 of 5 nice plant August 26, 2017
Reviewer: Tim from College Station, Texas United States  
This plant really likes the shade of the taller plants in our hot Texas sun.  It is doing well here though.  Just took it a bit to get started.

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5 of 5 Good looking plant. July 12, 2017
Reviewer: AK AZ from Gilbert, AZ United States  
My plant already has new leaves. The soil looks great, for poor non nutritional soil. Packaging was perfect.

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