Drosera dichotoma, Giant Staghorn

(24 reviews)

As a native to southern Australia and New Zealand, this plant is surprisingly cold hardy. 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.) In winter, its leaves will die back to the soil. In spring, the plant will emerge from its long, thick roots. Give this plant lots of sunlight during the growing season.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Leaves: Up to 12 inches at maturity.
Sunlight: Full sun during the growing season.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite only.
Winter: Dormant. Minimal protection in USDA zones 7-9. Mulch in colder regions.

• Sub-adult plant, acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped in a 3-inch pot. Care instructions are included.

Photos illustrate summer growth. Appearance changes with the seasons at the time of shipping. See below for more information.

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All outdoor experience seasonal changes at our nursery in Oregon.
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.



  • 5
    Giant staghorn

    Posted by Cole on July 8, 2024

    A beast of a drosera! Catching so many bugs, and packaging and shipping were great. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    Drosera Dichotoma

    Posted by Steven Yarbrough on July 4, 2024

    Sarracenia Northwest always has the most beautiful and bright CPs. The package is meticulously cared for. The service is amazing as well! Thanks again folks.

  • 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

  • 5

    Posted by matthew bailey on July 10, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by DN on June 14, 2020

  • 5

    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.