21 Jul

Drosera burmannii Care

Drosera burmannii 'Humpty Doo'

This variety of Drosera burmannii is originally from the vicinity of Humpty Doo in NT, Australia. It’s sometimes confused with its relative, Drosera sessilifolia. The leaves of D. burmannii are covered with tentacles (trichomes) that secrete a sticky “dew” to attract and catch prey. In addition, the leaf edges are lined with snap tentacles which quickly fold up when disturbed, drawing prey up onto the dewy portion of the leaf.  D. burmannii ‘Humpty Doo’ grows as an annual in the wild but can live for several years in cultivation if fed regularly. It flowers prolifically, producing hundreds of seeds over its life and turns bright pink under intense light.

Plant Care Requirements

  • Native region: Northern Territory, Australia
  • Mature size: ~ 1 inch in diameter
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, pure peat, or peat-sand mix
  • Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, or fish food every 2-3 weeks, only use fertilizer if you have plenty of experience growing carnivorous plants
  • Humidity: 50-90%
    Water: Keep wet at all times, use rain or distilled water, only use tap water if it is low in salts and minerals (PPM of 50-140, the lower the number the better)
  • Temperature: 65-90°F
  • Dormancy period: None

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