Drosera x "Southern Cross"

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Southern Cross is a hybrid of Drosera anglica and Drosera 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 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.
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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
    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.