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
    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.

  • 5
    D . dichotoma

    Posted by Ed on May 15, 2015

    Arrived prompt and in excellent condition .

  • 5

    Posted by Xavier powell on April 25, 2015

    By far my favorite plants

  • 5
    drosera dichotoma

    Posted by muong lee on April 13, 2015

    All three of my plants arrived healthy. They are looking good and is going strong right now. Thanks guys

  • 5
    Very nice

    Posted by Jim Thompson on April 12, 2015

    Great... super happy plant.. A++

  • 4

    Posted by jamie riendeau on April 11, 2015

    Very nice and is growing very well. I am very happy with you

  • 5

    Posted by Michael Caruso on April 4, 2015

    Well packaged for mailing, arrived in excellent condition, and is now on my "patio of death".

  • 5
    Drosera dichotoma, Giant Staghorn (Sm)

    Posted by James Fife on March 17, 2015

    Excellent but small specimen, survived the shipment without damage, and is producing new leaves. Will have to buy more, as this is one of my favorite specimens.

  • 5
    Drosera dichotoma

    Posted by Robert W. on September 22, 2013

    Drosera dichotoma came as expected. Some brown shoots upon receipt. Today plant is growing as expected.

  • 5
    Drosera dichomata

    Posted by Eric R. on September 22, 2013

    Really healthy, surprisingly large plant. It is growing like gangbusters.

  • 5
    An excellent sundew!

    Posted by Reggie on September 12, 2013

    This is by far my favorite sundew! It grows like a weed and gets BIG fast! It also catches more bugs than any other sundew I have.