Drosera venusta

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A rosetted sundew that's native to the coastal mountains of South Africa. It's a demure plant that grows well in a windowsill that has dappled sunlight and mild temperatures.
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Plants You Receive

Small-sized plants are shipped in 3-inch pots.  All plants are acclimated for windowsill growing.  Full maturity within 1-2 years.

General Care

Type of Plant: Tropical sundew for windowsill growing.
Native Habitat: Coastal mountains of South Africa.
Sunlight: Partial sun.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).  Set in water to keep the soil wet.
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite.  No garden soil, compost, or fertilizer.
Temperatures: Prefers mild temperatures.  Avoid excessive heat and scorching sunlight.  Protect from frost.

Care info will be provided.


  • 5
    Very happy with this

    Posted by Clayton Kroh on January 9, 2021

    Growing nicely, and getting larger. It's been catching gnats galore!

  • 5
    Great for controlling fungus gnats

    Posted by Sandra on December 18, 2020

    I had to bring in my bonsai for winter and had a horrible infestation of fungus gnats. Ordered a couple of these to help get rid of them. Plants arrived in excellent shape and not even 15 minutes of putting them out they were loaded with bugs. Their growth has exploded thanks to being able to eat so good. Highly recommend having these plants around, they make great pest control.

  • 5
    Healthy plant.

    Posted by Gerald Gernant on July 26, 2020

    Happy got 2 in the pot.

  • 4
    still kinda gray?

    Posted by Emma M on July 26, 2020

    Still a little kinda gray but it has adapted very well since it is putting out new growth!

  • 5
    Cute little guy

    Posted by Tim on July 20, 2020

    I wanted a tropical sundew to keep in a south facing window year round where I also grow some herbs. There were some gnats around the plants and I figured the sundew would help. It's been thriving and eating well. The plant was well packaged for shipping and was dewy and colorful from day one. I'm very satisfied.

  • 4
    still kinda gray?

    Posted by Emma on July 4, 2020

    I received this along with a spat and graom on June 26. It's July 3. It's still looking kind of gray, but it is getting dewy up top. It is growing a new leaf too! *** RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST *** Thank you for your purchase! I'm not sure what you mean by "looking kind of gray." You're always welcome to submit a question to one of our growers for assistance. Look for the Carnivorous Plant Help link towards the bottom of the page. Make sure to supply all of the requested info, and someone will get back to you shortly.

  • 5

    Posted by DN on June 14, 2020

  • 5

    Posted by James Rasmussen on May 3, 2020

    The service and support, along with the quality of the plants for my money is second to none; absolute top quality.