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 Ryan Kelly on May 10, 2020

    Came dormant, has grown vigorously since, i love it

  • 5

    Posted by LAM on May 9, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Chris on July 8, 2018

    Arrived safely with minimal signs of stress. It got its dew back 2-3 days after shipping then started to flower. Very robust plant.

  • 5
    Drosera Filiformis Florida Giant

    Posted by John Noetzel on July 8, 2018

    Both plants arrived in perfect condition. The Florida Giant is catching its fill on mosquitos. The Red Dragon is opening and closing so I guess it's catching dinner

  • 5
    Doing good

    Posted by Brandon Harvey on July 8, 2018

    During transport this guy got something stabbed through the box cut it in half but I have been nursing it in a terrarium and it is now starting to grow new leaves

  • 5
    Love this fella

    Posted by Ty on August 31, 2017

    It took a while for my plant to really get comfortable in its new home and growth was slow. But after awhile it adapted and I was astonished by the size its leaves could grow to. It is also putting out plenty of shiny dew. It was shipped quickly and properly as per usual.

  • 5
    Thank You!

    Posted by Janet McGill on August 27, 2017

    So pleased! Great plant, well packaged and great care instructions!

  • 5

    Posted by Matt on August 13, 2017

    Plant arrived in wonderful shape with almost no shipping damage. My girlfriend ssid it looks like it came from the Adams Family TV show! My Florida Giant has exploded with new spindle growth in the last month I've had it and could not be happier with it! Out of my venus flytraps and pitcher plants thi guy seems to catch the most bugs, and does it with ease. Remarkably satisfied with this plant.

  • 5
    A very good supplier of carnivorous plants

    Posted by Tim on July 30, 2017

    I received a very robust and healthy looking plant. It was packaged nicely for shipping. After a short period of adapting to my central Texas heat, the plant is sprouting new growth and doing very well.

  • 5
    Excellent plants.

    Posted by Jeffrey Dauster on July 24, 2017

    Growing and has a lot of dew.

  • 5
    Wow! Growing like crazy!

    Posted by Peter Stueckemann on April 24, 2016

    This is a shocker how fast and big this one gets! All sorts of gnats and small flies already stuck in the arms. Had in the pot for 4 weeks, and has tripled in size. Arms are about 4" long each. Great sundew!

  • 5
    Growing great!

    Posted by Kyle Lambert on April 20, 2016

    A great addition to any garden.