Roridula gorgonias


(24 customer reviews)

Roridula gorgonias is a carnivorous shrub-like plant native to the cape of South Africa. Unlike other types of carnivorous plants that produce water-based dew secretions, R. gorgonias produces an extremely sticky resin-based dew that won’t rinse off in the rain. R. gorgonias cannot digest trapped bugs directly for nutrients and instead relies on a symbiotic relationship with a local species of assassin bug. The bugs are specially adapted to navigate the sticky tentacles of Roridula, eating other trapped insects and in turn fertilizing the plant by leaving their droppings on the leaf surfaces. In cultivation, applying diluted fertilizer to the leaves regularly can be used as a substitute for feeding.

*See size descriptions below*

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Brand: Curious Plant


Size and packing method: Small plants are about 2 inches tall and medium plants are about 6 inches tall.  Each pot contains one plant and is packed securely to prevent dislodgement during shipping. Plants may have one or multiple branches. Pot size is 2 inches tall. We recommend moving plants to a larger pot 1-2 months after arrival.

Growing requirements

Mature size: 4-5 feet tall, although usually about 3 feet in cultivation
Light: Full sun
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix or peat-sand mix
Feeding: Foliar feed with diluted Maxsea fertilizer every 2 weeks
Humidity: 40-60%
Water: Keep soil damp at all times in summer and slightly drier in winter, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Temperature: 32-85°F with moderately cool temperatures preferred
Dormancy: None technically but appreciates slightly cooler, drier conditions in winter

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

24 reviews for Roridula gorgonias

  1. Dusty Dawson (verified owner)

    This plant came in so well packaged and in perfect condition. If it were possible to give more than 5 stars I would!

  2. Paul (verified owner)

    Fabulous plants, as always.

  3. Harvey M. (verified owner)

    Very healthy plant and nice size

  4. Daniel (verified owner)

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