Byblis liniflora, also known the Rainbow Plant, is native to northern Australia. It is a very delicate annual carnivorous plant that produces sticky droplets to catch prey. The droplets glisten in the sunlight producing an array of colors. B. liniflora flowers profusely and self-pollinates, producing an abundance of seed. The name Byblis comes from Greek mythology. The story is told that Byblis, the granddaughter of Apollo fell in love with her twin brother. When he rejected her, she wept so many tears she turning into a spring.
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Size and packing method: You will receive a young plant about 3-4 inches tall. Because Byblis have fragile roots, plants are shipped in small biodegradable peat pots. Upon arrival, gently tear the bottom portion of the pot away to allow for root growth before planting the peat pot in a larger container.
Mature size: Up to 12 inches tall
Light: Full sun
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, pure peat, or peat-sand mix
Feeding: Feed bugs or dried bloodworms every 2-3 weeks, Maxsea fertilizer may also be used with care
Water: Keep soil wet at all times, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Dormancy period: None, this plant is technically an annual but may survive longer if kept in ideal conditions
Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.