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.
Drosera burmannii ‘Humpty Doo’
$12.00 – $17.00
Size and packing method: You will receive a bare root plant about 0.5 inches in diameter, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel. If selecting with soil mix, you will receive two cups of our prepackaged Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix in addition to the bare root plant. This quantity of soil is roughly enough to fill one 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch square pot.
Mature size: About 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
Water: Keep wet at all times, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Dormancy period: None
Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.