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
Plant is super healthy and thriving. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Plant came very well protected and is growing fast.
This plant too was starting to come out of dormancy. It was well packed, has settled in and is starting to grow. I continue to be a satisfied customer.
Arrived heathy and nice size.
The plant arrived healthy and was placed in a mini bog garden on my deck. It is full of dew and catching many insects. Always a pleasure receiving plants from you