Drosera Southern Cross
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.
PLANT YOU RECEIVE
• 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.
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.
Monthly Care Video
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"
Definitely a great plant in my collection!
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.
Great plant took very well and fast!! It has lots of dew and growing more leaves. Plant is doing great
This plant is thriving came in excellent condition and is what I expected
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.
Very cool hybrid. Looks great. Bit of a slow grower compared to my other varieties.
they fill in great and look so cool in the sun
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.
Everything I ordered came quickly and packaged very well. The plants were nice size and very healthy
Arrived well packed and didn't skip a beat growing.