Drosera sessilifolia

/Drosera sessilifolia

Drosera sessilifolia


Drosera sessilifolia is found in several countries in South America. It is often confused with its relative, Drosera burmannii. The leaves of D. sessilifolia 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. sessilifolia often grows as an annual, but can live several years if flower stalks are removed as they appear.

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


 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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