Drosera filiformis

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This sundew has long thread-like leaves, which gives this plant its common name, dewthread. Long thin leaves slowly rise, standing tall and proud. Small drops of nectar glisten ever so slightly, reflecting the suns rays and enticing insects to taste its sweet offerings. By the end of summers, the plant is flecked with trophies of its conquests. In winter, the plant will die back and form a resting bud sitting at soil level. Growth will resume in mid-spring.
• Mature plant grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon, USDA zone 8.
• Shipped in a 3-inch pot. Care info is provided.
• Plant may reach 8 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
    Overall experience

    Posted by Josh Krotchko on May 19, 2022

    Plants came in excellent condition. They didn’t even need to be reacclimated - they were ready to thrive!

  • 5
    Drosera Filiformis

    Posted by Chris on May 6, 2022

    Nice healthy plant, Thank You

  • 5
    Drosera filiformis

    Posted by MB on August 21, 2021

    Filiformis arrived healthy and securely packaged good enough to have travelled from Timbuktu.

  • 5
    Drosera Filiformis

    Posted by Eric on July 15, 2021

    Plant came very well packaged and healthy and unstressed. It recovered and began producing “dew” within a couple of days. It also tolerates central Texas heat, humidity, and light ver well. It is definitely my most robust drosera.

  • 5
    Great out of the

    Posted by Steven Szymanski on July 15, 2021

    Keeps low to the ground up to a foot and just keeps on catching insects

  • 4
    Active Drosera Filiformis

    Posted by Jeanne Marie Groene on June 15, 2021

    Drosera has been curling and catching all sorts of bugs!

  • 5

    Posted by Chris K on May 24, 2021

    I have followed the directions and kept in a try of rainwater and distilled water. Growing rapidly in full sun. If you live in a dry climate you can grow this easily. Best part of my day is to see what it caught.

  • 5
    Drosera Filiformis

    Posted by Jason Hebb on May 20, 2021

    Received my Drosera in excellent condition! A great addition to our bog garden. Will definitely order more plants!