Drosera Florida Giant

(28 reviews)

No one knows the exact origins of Florida Giant is unknown. Some say it's a natural hybrid or a variety of Drosera filiformis. But we suspect to be a hybrid of D. filiformis and D. tracyi that was bred by a grower in California. At least that's the working hypothesis for now. Why do we suspect that? The flowers are sterile. We've never gotten seeds from it, and the plant seemed to have been first been for sale in California.

A fully grown Florida Giant is a truly impressive plant. It produces slender dewy green leaves that towers over the typical form of dewthread. By the end of the season, many leaves are dotted with carcasses. In winter, the leaves will die back, and the plant will form a resting bud sitting at soil level. Growth will resume in mid-spring.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Leaves: Up to 16 inches at maturity.
Sunlight: Partial to 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.

• Acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped in a 3-inch pot. Care instructions are included.

Photos illustrate summer growth. Leaves may not be present during other seasons. See below for more information.

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Plants are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon and experience seasonal changes.

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.

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  • 5

    Posted by Steve Chepp on July 2, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Roylee Walker on June 22, 2020

  • 5
    My favorite

    Posted by Jonathan Boynton on June 21, 2020

    Of the order I made this is My favorite plant. It is simply huge in comparison to the typical variant. Already about to bloom and almost a foot tall. Gathers the most big side appeal and good comments. Will be a happy propagation plant. Love it

  • 5

    Posted by Bryan Goldman on June 17, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Rusty West on June 14, 2020

    Received this about a month ago and it was in perfect condition!

  • 5

    Posted by JL on June 14, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Arthur Colman on June 11, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Jess Undereiner on June 4, 2020

  • 5
    Very healthy

    Posted by james king on June 1, 2020

    Doing great really taking off the info care guides help to

  • 5

    Posted by Wheezy Hardin on May 24, 2020

    Love the little things

  • 5
    Great condition

    Posted by Matt Moore on May 20, 2020

    I was/am extremely pleased with both the care that went into packaging for shipping and the high-quality specimen. Now, I look forward to warmer days to witness the little baby grow up.

  • 5
    Perfect timing and great condition

    Posted by Dan on May 10, 2020

    Arrived just in time to come out of winter dormancy and was packaged super well. The little guy didn’t skip a beat. Can’t beat the care and quality!