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Sundew in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Drosera x tokaiensis

 

Sundew

Original:Drosera tokaiensis is a carnivorous plant native to Japan. New:An easy to grow from seed carnivorous plant that catches its own fertiliser (insects). As with most carnivorous plants it grows in an acid wet environment, so the best medium to use is sphagnum moss peat (without added fertiliser) or well rinsed coconut coir and perlite. Most carnivorous plants catch insects because they grow in acid/ wet environments where nutrients are lacking. They also never tend to see alkaline water so it is best to water with rainwater.

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plant Features
  • Sundew likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Sundew likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Sundew is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Sundew likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Available to buy from 1 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Sundew

Latin name

Drosera x tokaiensis

type

Carnivorous plant

family

Droseraceae

ph

4.5 - 6.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sundew likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Sundew is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Sundew likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Sundew likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sundew is 0.05meters x 0.02meters 0.05 M 0.02 M

Drosera x tokaiensis

Original:Drosera tokaiensis is a carnivorous plant native to Japan. New:An easy to grow from seed carnivorous plant that catches its own fertiliser (insects). As with most carnivorous plants it grows in an acid wet environment, so the best medium to use is sphagnum moss peat (without added fertiliser) or well rinsed coconut coir and perlite. Most carnivorous plants catch insects because they grow in acid/ wet environments where nutrients are lacking. They also never tend to see alkaline water so it is best to water with rainwater.


Propagating by division

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Drosera tend to form clumps over time, and the clumps can easily be divided and the divisions re-planted

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Plant in a mix of 1 part peat, 1 part sand, 1 part long-fibred sphagnum (LFS), and 1 part perlite. Rinse your media before you use them . Can be planted at any time. Keep the plant in sub-tropical conditions, if possible.

 
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