Drosera adelae

Drosera adelae


Size: You will receive a young plant approximately 2-3 inches in diameter
Native region: Northeastern Queensland, Australia

Drosera adelae, also known as the Lance-Leaf Sundew, is generally an easy sundew to grow for beginners but can be finicky if proper conditions aren’t met. It reproduces quickly via plantlets that sprout from roots exposed to light. Leaves often turn red if given high intensity light. The leaves are covered with tentacles (trichomes) that secrete a sticky “dew” to attract and catch prey. Leaf movement is usually minimal but tentacles tend to curl around prey in about 30 minutes.


 Growing requirements

Mature size: 4-5 inches in diameter
Light: Full sun or partial shade
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: 80-90%
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: 60-90°F, provide more humidity if temperatures are hotter
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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