Drosophyllum, commonly called dewy pine, is native to the dry, warm-temperate regions of Portugal and Southern Spain and grows very large, up to 3 feet across. In cultivation, the plant never gets that big since it's usually grown in pots where it becomes root bound. However, this is the type of plant that is extremely sensitive to root disturbance, so it essentially lives its entire life in the same pot. Plants in very large pots (12 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall) can live for 5 years or more. Plants in smaller pots (6 inches in diameter and 6 inches tall) might live for approximately 2-3 years.
This plant requires a great deal of sunlight throughout the year. During the summer months, grow the plant outdoors in the sunniest location possible. In fall and winter, bring the plant indoors in a sunny windowsill or under strong artificial lights.
Type of Plant: Tropical plant for windowsill growing.
Size: 18-24 inches across when mature.
Sunlight: Full sun.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: One part peat moss and two parts perlite (or silica sand).
Temperatures: Tolerant of cool temperatures but always protect from frost.
PLANT YOU RECEIVE
• Seedling shipped in a 2-inch peat pot.
• Care instructions are included.
SUPPLIES YOU NEED
• 6-inch or 8-inch unglazed terracotta pot. (Purchase at your local garden center.)
• Sufficient soil (1/2 gallon for 6-inch pot, or 2 gallons for 8-inch pot).
The replacement plant you sent is well and growing. The first unfortunately did not survive as it was trashed upon shipping with it being up rooted. Thanks again with your caring enough to send a replacement for the first plant. I appreciate your time spent on this. Your nursery is the best. Hal Miller
Plant = Healthy. Packaging = Exceptional. Dewy Pine is dewy. Only issue in my zone is I will not survive outside :( I wonder if pruning it back will be ok when I bring it inside? Hmm...
I was amazed to see D. lusitanicum offered on the Sarracenia Northwest site and I lost no time ordering it. The plant arrived a couple of days later, extremely well packaged in its peat pot, and the time span gave me time to review the website/youtube directions for potting and growing this notoriously difficult plant. So far, so (very) good. In my Mediterranean climate (a few miles west of Sacramento, CA) the little plant instantly thrived. and sent up several new shoots within a week. Thanks to Sarracenia Northwest for its excellent service and great video on the care and "feeding" of Drosophyllum.
And it's growing well now. This is the best place to buy Drosophyllum when you're not up to growing from seed.
The plant came in healthy and looking great! Was shipped fast as always and was packed well! Thanks guys!
came fast and arrived in great shape and looks great in a large terra cotta pot. I cant wait to put it out side this summer
Very nice plant and healthy and definitely I will get more plant from you
Another healthy plant with care instructions.
It was in fair condition when I received it and now it doing a lot better.
I bought 3 of these plants and after they arrived... it has been raining most of the time. Two of them have added new growth while the 3rd one is still the same....so I have placed it under my Aqueon LED light system. I am sure this will help as most of my other Sundews have grown 6 to 10 times their size since I received them plus most have flowers blooming on them.
Arrived prompt and in excellent condition .
Great looking plant and doing great. Very happy with my order.