Drosera venusta

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Drosera venusta


Drosera venusta, or the Elegant Sundew, is native to subtropical South Africa. It was described as a new species in 1987, although there is debate whether is should be considered synonymous with D. natalensis. D. venusta is easy to care for making it a good plant for beginners. Its leaves turn bright green with orange/red tentacles under strong light and darker green in dimmer conditions.


Size and packing method: You will receive a bare root plant about 1 inch in diameter, carefully wrapped in a damp paper towel. If selecting with soil mix, you will receive two cups of our prepackaged Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix in addition to the bare root plant. This quantity of soil is roughly enough to fill one 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch square pot.

Growing requirements

Mature size: 2-3 inches in diameter
Light: Full sun
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, pure peat or peat-sand mix
Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, or fishfood every 2-3 weeks, only use fertilizer if you have plenty of experience growing carnivorous plants
Humidity: 50-80%
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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  1. curiousplant (store manager)

    I’m sorry you’re unhappy with the plant. We ensure all plants leaving the nursery meet the sizes listed on the website and it sounds like yours may have become stressed during shipping. Unfortunately this happens sometimes. If you would like to get in touch with us via email we’d be happy to work with you on a replacement or refund.

    Thank you,

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