How to grow Drosera spatulata

Drosera spatulata growing herbaceous carnivorous plants of the genus Drosera also known as Spoon-leaved sundew, Drosera spatulata perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-10.

Drosera spatulata leaves

Leaves color can be: red, green or orange 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 red or orange, in the tip of each antenna there is round shape like pompon the leaves are sticky and catch insect.

Flower color purple-magenta, the flower has 5 petals and the stamen yellow flowers grow on stem.

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How to grow Drosera spatulata 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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No (if yes on window)

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

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

Scientific name:

Drosera spatulata

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