Drosera burmannii ‘Humpty Doo’

/Drosera burmannii ‘Humpty Doo’

Drosera burmannii ‘Humpty Doo’

$12.00$17.00

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.

Size and packing method: You will receive a bare root plant about 1/2 of an inch in diameter, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel

Additional note: D. burmannii turn more green/dull pink during fall and winter due to the lower light levels. They will return to bright pink like in the photos once light levels increases again or if kept under a high intensity grow light. 

Description

 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, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Temperature: 65-90°F
Dormancy period: None

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

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