Marston's Dragon is part of the binata complex, a group of sundews with forked leaves. Created by Adrian Slack, it's a cultivar hybrid of D. multifida x dichotoma. It's a great blend of the two plants. It has long red leaves that branches in a similar fashion as D. multifida, and it has the vigor and hardiness of D. dichotoma. It grows well in full sun conditions during the summer months. In winter, you can keep it growing by providing very bright warm conditions. Otherwise, you can grow it outdoors as a warm-temperate plant in zones 8-10. In cold weather, the leaves will die back. As the weather warms up, new leaves will emerge from the root stock. However, dormancy is not at all necessary for this plant.
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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Eastern regions of Australia.
Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
Leaves may reach 12+ inches.
Full to 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.