How to grow Drosera

Drosera grow and care – herbaceous carnivorous plants of the genus Drosera also known as Sundew or Sundews, Drosera perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-10.

Drosera leaves

Leaves color green, red or yellow the leaves grow in rosette structure, each leaf has little antennas in the edges of the leaves the antennas color can be different than the leaves and can be in the color green, red or white, in the tip of each antenna there is round shape like pompon the leaves (the antenna) are sticky and catch insect.

Flower color can be: red, pink, orange, yellow, purple-magenta or white, the flower has 5 petals in round can be shredded in the edges and the stamen yellow flowers grow on stem.

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How to grow Drosera growing and care:

Soil sphagnum, perlite and peat moss, 40% humidity, 5C to 30C (41-91F) When it grows as house plant need to feed the plant and give the plant enough light.

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No but easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
5-20 cm, 2-8 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water (spray on the leaves)

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
No (if yes on window)

Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
Flower color red, pink, orange, yellow, purple-magenta or white, the flower has 5 petals and the stamen yellow flowers grow on stem.

Scientific name:


How to grow Drosera

Drosera spatulata

Drosera capensis

Drosera aliciae



Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Red leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Carnivorous plants
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 9

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