Friday, July 15, 2011


I have been a bit obsessed with sundews for the last 6 months or so ... I had never even heard of them before last winter.   Sundews are carnivorous plants (they eat bugs), of which there are nearly 200 known species. Sundews secrete a sweet nectar-like substance on their tentacles, which glistens in the sun and attracts insects.

Below are photos of my new sundews.  They traveled through the postal system in near 100 degree heat from Wellspring Gardens
 in Lakeland, Florida (which caused them to lose their dew).  However, they all look like strong little plants and I expect them to rebound and put on some healthy new dewy growth in the coming weeks.

Drosera adelae: leaves are about 1-1/2" long,
plus baby plant alongside
Drosera spatulata: just over 1-1/4" diameter,
plus baby plant alongside
Drosera spatulata Fraser Island: 2-1/4" x 1-1/2"
colony of 6 or 7 plants

Sundew Grow Guides:
Everything you need to know to grow healthy sundews.  Great photos!

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