Drosera spatulata ‘Fraser Island’

/Drosera spatulata ‘Fraser Island’

Drosera spatulata ‘Fraser Island’


The habitat of Drosera spatulata (also known as the Spatula Sundew) covers a broad geographic range. It can be found growing in Japan and Southeast Asia, all the way down through eastern  Australia and New Zealand. This variety grows on Fraser Island off the coast of Australia. It produces white flowers and is the most widespread on the island. The leaves are covered with tentacles (trichomes) that secrete a sticky “dew” to attract and catch prey. The dew also contains enzymes that aid in digestion. Once a leaf traps prey, the bug’s movements trigger the leaf to curl up, introducing more dew and enzymes. Eventually, the plant absorbs all of the nutrients in the bug leaving only the external skeleton.

Size and packing method: You will receive a bare root plant about 1 inch in diameter, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel


 Growing requirements

Mature size: 1 1/2 – 2 inches 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: 45-90°F
Dormancy period: None

Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.

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