Drosera derbyensis ‘Gibb River Road, Kimberley, WA’

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

Drosera derbyensis ‘Gibb River Road, Kimberley, WA’


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. Plants will be shipped bare root, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel.


 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, this species prefers warm roots so a heat mat is 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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