Drosera Southern Cross

(23 reviews)

Southern Cross is a hybrid - Drosera anglica x tracyi. It was originally created by Australian grower Steve Clemesha and has proven to be a very unique plant! It features thin red leaves that curl around insects, a very unusual feature among dewthreads. Because of its D. anglica parentage, this hybrid has a short growing season. It emerges from dormancy in early spring and will often go dormant by late August to early September. If the summer heat is mild to moderate, you may enjoy this plant into September, but expect it to go dormant shortly after the summer heat peaks.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Leaves: 3-4 inches at maturity.
Sunlight: Dappled 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. Appearance changes with the seasons at the time of shipping. 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.



  • 5
    Highly interesting

    Posted by Jordan Childs on August 24, 2023

    I purchased this cultivar as a gift for my neighbors. It has lovely, long red dews that have been catching bugs wonderfully. It has kept them entertained very well. They said it was the best gift ever. They named it "Sundrew"

  • 5
    Southern Cross

    Posted by Travis on August 12, 2023

    Definitely a great plant in my collection!

  • 5
    Good quality,

    Posted by Rosalinda Retana on July 31, 2022

    Plant was wrapped really good and not damaged at all. I got another plant from a different plant and it wasn’t as good as yours and not wrapped as good.

  • 5
    Love this plant

    Posted by Austin Alex Farfan on July 29, 2022

    Great plant took very well and fast!! It has lots of dew and growing more leaves. Plant is doing great

  • 5

    Posted by John on June 16, 2022

    This plant is thriving came in excellent condition and is what I expected

  • 5
    Drosera Southern Cross

    Posted by Joel on June 10, 2022

    Love sundews. Got 2 of these little guys. Beautiful plants as always from SNW. 1 has produced a flower already and I don’t think it’s a death flower. Thanks for keeping us hobbyists enthralled.

  • 5
    Southern cross

    Posted by Susan Wysling on June 13, 2021

    Doing great

  • 5
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    Posted by Rusty West on June 13, 2021

    Very cool hybrid. Looks great. Bit of a slow grower compared to my other varieties.

  • 5
    So cool

    Posted by Christopher Arnold on September 13, 2020

    they fill in great and look so cool in the sun

  • 5
    love it!

    Posted by Michael on August 31, 2020

    This plant is amazing, came in great condition. Is growing very nicely outside. I will be looking to get more species of the sundew plant in the near future.

  • 5

    Posted by stephanie a. carr on August 19, 2020

    Everything I ordered came quickly and packaged very well. The plants were nice size and very healthy

  • 5
    A Phenomenal Plant

    Posted by Hawken Carlton on August 13, 2020

    Arrived well packed and didn't skip a beat growing.