Drosera paradoxa

/Drosera paradoxa

Drosera paradoxa


Drosera paradoxa is a member of the Petiolaris Complex and native to the Norther Territory and Western Australia. Over time it can grow quite tall, forming a woody stem as the growth point sheds dead foliage. It was first described in 1997 but due to its many forms of growth, initial field observations were confusing. This gave rise to its name, paradoxa.

Size and packing method: Plants are about 1 inch in diameter and will be shipped bare root, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel.


 Growing requirements

Light: Full sun
Mature size: Can form a woody stem up to 12 inches tall
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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