Drosera derbyensis ‘Gibb River Road, Kimberley, WA’

/Drosera derbyensis ‘Gibb River Road, Kimberley, WA’

Drosera derbyensis ‘Gibb River Road, Kimberley, WA’

$45.00$65.00

Drosera derbyensis is a member of the petiolaris complex, it gets it’s nickname the “Wooly Sundew” from the white hairs covering the leaf petioles. The hairs provide protection from the sun in hot, dry locations by keeping the leaves cool and reducing the rate of transpiration.

Packing method: Small plants are about 1 inch in diameter and large ones are between 2 and 3 inches in diameter. Bare root plants will be carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel. Potted specimens will be packed securely to prevent the plant from becoming dislodged during shipping.

Description

 Growing requirements

Light: Full sun
Mature size: 2-4 in. diameter
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, Pure peat, peat-sand mix, or long-fiber sphagnum
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 during the active growing season, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Temperature: 45-90°F with hotter temperatures preferred, this species prefers warm roots so a heat mat may also be beneficial
Dormancy period: Dormant during the dry season. Trigger dormancy by reducing the length of the photoperiod for about around 3 months. Reduce watering during dormancy and only feed if there is dew on the traps.

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

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