Drosera intermedia

(72 reviews)

This eye-catching plant gets up to 3 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter. Its uniform shape gives it the appearance of a miniature tree. The only difference, of course, is that this tree sparkles in sunlight! In the wild, this sundew is found in parts of boggy areas that are often flooded with an inch or two of water.  In cultivation, keep the water level fairly high, about 3/4 of the way up the pot. 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: 3-4 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.

• Sub-adult plant, 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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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

    Posted by JL on June 14, 2020

  • 5
    Excellent Plant!

    Posted by William Gerhard on June 7, 2020

    Came quickly and was in excellent health. Adapted to my bog garden in no time!

  • 5
    Gnat eaters

    Posted by Russell Luna on June 4, 2020

    I’ve been looking for some droseras for a while they are such an interesting looking plant, and they are really good at getting the gnats that come along with my indoor plants

  • 5
    A beautiful plant.

    Posted by Kerry S. on May 29, 2020

    I have not had much success with sundews in the past but I decided to try again with this one and now it is one of my favorite plants. The plant came in great condition. Then we had a cold snap- I had to cover it and it got a little frost nipped. I emailed the folks at Sarracenia Northwest and they were very helpful, my little plant pulled through and now is returned to normal and catching bugs.

  • 5
    Still alive lol

    Posted by Wheezy Hardin on May 24, 2020

    Very cute and user friendly. I havent killed them yet

  • 5
    Drosera intermedia

    Posted by Michael Kronk on May 20, 2020

    A beautiful little plant! Shipped well and received In immaculate condition. It is just now starting to grow some new leaves. Many thanks!

  • 5

    Posted by Anthony Giefer on May 19, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Jolie Soukup on May 17, 2020

    Arrived exactly how it looks. Isn't growing much, but it doesn't really need to.

  • 5

    Posted by James Fontenault on May 9, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on May 4, 2020

  • 5
    Nice healthy, little plant

    Posted by David F on April 26, 2020

    Ordering this time of year, dormant plants are expected. It was well packed and is now starting to show nice growth.

  • 5
    Drosera Intermedia

    Posted by Neil R. on April 16, 2020

    Plant arrived in excellent shape as usual and recovered from being shipped across the country quickly and is putting out new leaves with lots of dew. Excellent service as is the standard for Sarracenia Northwest. Maholo