Drosera burmannii 'Humpty Doo'

Drosera burmannii ‘Humpty Doo’


Size: You will receive one plant about 1/2 of an inch in diameter
Native region: Northern Territory, Australia

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.


 Growing requirements

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

Visit our resource page for printer friendly care information and initial planting instructions. This information will also be included with your shipment.

Please keep in mind:

  • All plants are shipped bare root to reduce the risk of spreading harmful pests that can live in soil.
  • Individual plants will vary slightly in fullness and size, they will not be identical to the photo.
  • Currently we only ship within the United States.

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