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Drosera x "Southern Cross"
Drosera x "Southern Cross"


 
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General Description
 
"Southern Cross" is a hybrid of Drosera anglica and Drosera tracyi. It was originally created by Australian grower Steve Clemesha and has proven to be a very unique plant! It features thin red leaves that curl around insects, a very unusual feature among dewthreads.

Because of its anglica parentage, this hybrid has a short growing season. It emerges from dormancy in early spring and will often go dormant by late August to early September. If the summer heat is mild to moderate, you may enjoy this plant into September, but expect it to go dormant shortly after the summer heat peaks.

Plants You Receive
This plant is shipped in a 3-inch pot

All cold hardy plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience the changes of the seasons. Care instructions are provided.

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.

Type of Plant
Cold hardy perennial for outdoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
4 inches tall.

Sunlight
Partial to full sun, 4 or more hours of direct sunlight.

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.

Growing Season
April - August. Leaves will die back prior to the Fall Equinox.

Winter Care
Hardy of winter frost. Mulch in USDA zones 7 and colder.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 August 21, 2019
Reviewer: Scott from St louis, MO United States  
Arrived heathy and nice size.

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5 of 5 Growing fine August 27, 2018
Reviewer: Frank Chiafari from Brookfield , CT United States  
The plant arrived healthy and was placed in a mini bog garden on my deck. It is full of dew and catching many insects. Always a pleasure receiving plants from you

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