Drosera adelae

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Drosera adelae is an excellent plant for beginners because of its ability to adaptable to lower light conditions than what other sundews require. Grow in medium light for wide green leaves. Grow in very bright light for narrower, red leaves. The sundew is also extremely prolific. It sends out runners that form new plants from under the soil. A single plant in a 3-inch pot can easily fill up that space within 6 months! It makes a great companion plant for orchids, such as Phalenopsis. Look for red star-shape flowers in early winter.
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Plants You Receive

Small-sized plants are shipped in 3-inch pots.  All plants are acclimated for windowsill growing.  Full maturity within 1 year.

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical sundew for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Queensland, Australia.
Sunlight: Dappled sunlight.  Avoid full shade.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Set in water to keep the soil wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Prefers mild temperatures but always protect from frost.

Care info will be provided.


  • 5

    Posted by Melvin Schuck on August 24, 2020

    The Drosera adelae arrived in great condition. I was a little worried about shipping it across the country in summer. It is growing well.

  • 5

    Posted by BRETT MARTISON on August 17, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Josh on August 12, 2020

    It took 2-3 days to ship and when it arrived it was securely packaged and looked very healthy. It also came with several adelaes in the pot. Very satisfied with this purchase. Thanks!

  • 5
    Awesome Plant

    Posted by Nicole Bozzuto on August 9, 2020

    My sundew arrived healthy and happy and has helped control our home fly problem. Cool looking plant that is a great addition to our home. Very satisfied!

  • 5
    Great Adelae

    Posted by Spencer B on August 2, 2020

    You can't go wrong with an adelae, mine came with a bit of live sphagnum that I am cultivating. The plant has grown many offshoots over the past month and works great in my indoor setup.

  • 5
    Drosera adelae

    Posted by David Cline on July 26, 2020

    Website, ease of ordering, speedy arrival no complaints. Unpacking it was a lot easier than the two nepenthes I bought before. Those were packed well. Perhaps a little too well! lol I’m a little worried about this drosera. Top leaves are turning brown though rest of plants looks fine. I’m telling myself it’s still adjusting to its new environment. I know you said LEDs are bad but my Cape sundew has been going boffo with it. Then again, that one gets a good mix of artificial light and sun. Yours not as much. Been thinking of moving it to the windowsill. It’s a south facing window which will be good during our short days of winter. Anyway, hope I didn’t come off critical. Been thinking of buying anther drosera and a couple more nepenthes if I can make the room and Sarracenia NW is on my radar if I do.

  • 5
    D. adelae

    Posted by Daniel Walz on July 18, 2020

    After one month this plant is healthy and catching lots of bugs in a garage window sill. The plant was carefully packed up for the trip in the mail and arrived in perfect condition.

  • 5
    Great Plants

    Posted by Gregory Blakemore on July 8, 2020

    Excellent Sellers. The plants arrived healthy, in great shape, and very carefully packaged!