Drosera rotundifolia

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This is the most common sundew in the world, which grows in North America, Asia and Europe. Yet, it's uncommon in cultivation. You won't find it at your local hardware store, like the Venus flytrap. You'll usually find it sold through specialty nurseries because Drosera rotundifolia can be tricky to grow. It prefers bright, cool conditions. It slows down dramatically when the weather gets hot. Cool nights will make this plant happy. Grow it in a slightly sheltered location, such as at the base of a Sarracenia. Make sure the soil is well aerated and moist. In winter, its leaves will die back, and the plant will form a resting bud sitting at soil level. Growth will resume in mid-spring.
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Plants You Receive

Plants are 1-2 years old from propagation with one or two growth points and shipped in 3-inch pots.
All cold-hardy perennials are grown outdoors at our nursery in Oregon. Their appearance will change with the seasons.

April-May: Emerging from dormancy. 
June-August: Plants are in active growth. 
September-December: Plants stop growing and will drop its leaves to form a resting bud.
January-March: Plants are still in its dormant resting bud state.

General Care

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).  Set in standing water to keep media wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Winter: Dormant.  Mulch in USDA zones 6 and colder.

Care instructions are included.


  • 5
    It came alive

    Posted by John Carter on April 19, 2020

    Not all plants am I successful with but these guys know how to ship plants properly

  • 5
    Loved them

    Posted by LAM on April 12, 2020

    Bought three of them with another Sarracenia. They are bigger now more than they’re just arrived. They came in a good packaging, very healthy. Thank you so much. Will buy more Sarracenia species when available. God bless you all.

  • 5
    Oh Drosera, how I envy your dew

    Posted by Marie (Franky) on July 21, 2019

    My Drowsy is perked up and tiny droplets of dew shine like diamonds. Oh Drosera, how I envy your dew! I read this specimen was finicky, but it is doing fine. It is a native to my area in WA, that may help? Thank you again!

  • 5
    Great little plant

    Posted by Kraig Campbell on May 12, 2019

    Catching plenty of bugs and putting out new growth!

  • 5

    Posted by Jeff Ascencio on April 8, 2019

    Dormant at first but now starting to wake up and growing well outdoors.

  • 5

    Posted by Randall Fassbinder on May 21, 2018

  • 5
    Came nicely

    Posted by Sean Reyes on April 29, 2018

    When it came, it was small, and it was in the window sill for a month, and this Sundew is perfect for USDA zones 7 and colder too.

  • 5
    The only place I buy plants from!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by Antonio F. Di Lorenzo on April 16, 2018

    You always get some good looking plants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!