Drosera dichotoma, Giant Staghorn

(22 reviews)
As a native to southern Australia and New Zealand, this plant is very cold hardy. Surprisingly so! At our nursery, we've had very large adult plants survive winter temperatures as low as 10°F with almost no winter protection . During the growing season, Drosera dichotoma, will produce slender leaves that branches into as many as 4 points per leaf. (Juvenile leaves have only 2 points per leaf.) As you look closely, you will find sticky droplets all along the leaves. These droplets both attract and capture insects! An adult plant can easily capture insects as large as a housefly. In winter, its leaves will die back to the soil. In spring, the plant will emerge from its thick long roots. Give this plant lots of sunlight during the growing season.
• Mature plant grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon, USDA zone 8.
• Shipped in a 3.5-inch pot. Care info is provided.
• Plant may reach 12 inches during the growing season.

Photos illustrate summer growth. Appearance changes with the seasons at time of shipping.
January-March: Plant is dormant in a resting bud state.
April: Spring growth will appear by the end of the month.
May: More leaves appear, but not yet full size.
June-August: Full display of dewy leaves.
September-October: Dormancy begins. Plant drops its leaves. Growth resumes in spring.
November-December: Plant is dormant in a resting bud state.
Type of Plant: Cold-hardy perennial for outdoor container growing.
Sunlight: Full sun, 6+ hours of direct sunlight, during the growing season.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less). Keep media wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite. No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Winter: Dormant. Mulch in USDA zones 6 or colder.

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  • 5
    Drosera dichotoma

    Posted by Allain on August 5, 2022

    I am super happy with my purchase yesterday. I was not expecting such a bigger plant, looks very healthy. I have been a carnivorous plant grower for a few years now and have quite a collection. I'm always looking for unique plants and this is definitely unique. I will most likely be buying all my plants from your company now!!

  • 5

    Posted by Joey Brinegar on September 2, 2020

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    Posted by matthew bailey on July 10, 2020

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    Posted by DN on June 14, 2020

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    Posted by TAM LAM on June 3, 2019

  • 5
    Awesome plant

    Posted by Bill W on June 2, 2019

    Growing quickly, looking forward to what this plant does as it grows

  • 5

    Posted by Reuben Rosenberg on August 19, 2018

    My Drosera dichotoma arrived very promptly and in very good condition. Instructions for care were straight-forward, and the plant has been doing wonderfully ever since! Very satisfied!

  • 5
    Survived and Growing Tremendously

    Posted by Corey Tran on June 20, 2018

    I got to hand it to this small business. I never would have expected my plant to be shipped over in such a long distance and be able to survive. There are so many sellers on amazon that vend the same product but the reviews and quality of it is to an extent... Terrible. If I had a friend who is into having a carnivorous plant. I'd recommend this place to him/her. So far my Drosera Dichotoma is growing. I looked up online and read the brochure that was included in the package. It is really easy to take care and well the plant. I am at a moment of awe because of the BEST quality product I have ever bought. This has gotten me addicted and happy to invest something that I can enjoy and love. If I had chance to buy another plant. I'd take it. I cannot recommend Sarracenia NorthWest enough. I look forward to doing business again.

  • 5
    Giant Staghorn Sundew

    Posted by Dave Chapman on July 1, 2015

    Healthy and growing quickly. But would like to know if affected by high summer temperatures in a greenhouse, since this is a mountain species.

  • 4
    Love the plant.

    Posted by Jeff Gaffney on June 21, 2015

    So at first I had it inside but my cats were trying to eat it so I moved it outside. It literally took off running as soon as I put it out here. So many new sprouts it's crazy. It's a really cool plant and I'm glad I got it. Was worried it wouldn't work in the Florida summer heat but it has done nothing but thrive.

  • 5
    D. Dichotoma

    Posted by Danette on June 7, 2015

    I received a clump of 6 plants. They were small just as it was described, but it grows fast. It has been growing here for about a month and the new leaves are 3 to 4 times the size of the originals already. I can't wait to see how much more it grows over summer

  • 5
    Fast shipping, healthy plant

    Posted by Justin W on June 7, 2015

    Plant arrived fast and healthy, still doing great. I would definitely use this nursery again.