Drosera Southern Cross

(24 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
    A Phenomenal Plant

    Posted by Hawken Carlton on August 13, 2020

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

  • 5

    Posted by Vivian Layton on August 12, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by Joey Brinegar on August 9, 2020

  • 5
    Looks great!

    Posted by Unknown on July 6, 2020

    Plant is super healthy and thriving. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!

  • 5
    Five stars

    Posted by Caleb Feiring on July 5, 2020

    As ever

  • 5
    Drosera X Southern Cross

    Posted by D Jenkins on July 5, 2020

    Plant came very well protected and is growing fast.

  • 5

    Posted by DN on June 28, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by LAM on June 17, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by danette Celona on May 3, 2020

    Doing wonderfully

  • 5
    Looking good!

    Posted by David F on April 26, 2020

    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Scott on August 21, 2019

    Arrived heathy and nice size.

  • 5
    Growing fine

    Posted by Frank Chiafari on August 27, 2018

    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