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Sundew 'Drosera paradoxa'

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Drosera paradoxa

The Drosera paradoxa is a tropical species of sundew native to Australia. This carnivorous plant has long red snares covered in sticky drops. A sight to behold and moreover very successful in catching insects.

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Plant type
carnivorous
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
full light
Watering
high
Properties
special

Product info

The Drosera paradoxa is one of the most conspicuous, tropical species of the sun dew. Its natural habitat is Australia, where it grows in warm, wet areas poor in nutrients. The Drosera paradoxa is a carnivorous plant that catches insects with the help of sticky snares in order to get its necessary nutrients. [e.g. nitrogen]. These snares are red in colour and covered with glistening drops of mucilage. This exotic plant attracts flies and other insects by its seductive scent. When the insects land on the sticky drops they have no chance of escape, whereupon the plant digests them. Araflora sells besides these and similar sundew species also many other carnivorous plants.

Height:
3 cm
3 cm
Width:
4 cm
4 cm
Adult height:
5-10 cm
5-10 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower period:
Jan-July
Jan-July
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Carnivorous
carnivorous
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Introduction
introduction
Properties:
Special
special
Natural habitat:
Australia/ New Zealand
Australia/ New Zealand
Altitude range:
0-500 m
0-500 m
 

Plant care

The tropical sundew, Drosera paradoxa, likes being in a warm, light spot. It thrives at a temperature of 14° Celsius [ 57.2° F] or more, even up to 40° Celsius [104° F]. This Drosera paradoxa species prefers the full sun or being close to an artificial light source. Humidity is also of utmost importance to the Drosera paradoxa : a high humidity or sufficient water in a saucer under the plant pot are a must. Tap water is good enough but even better is rain water or pre-boiled water. The soil of this carnivorous plant should contain only few nutrients and be capable of retaining moisture. Araflora uses a mix of half sand, half peat for this plant. This mix yields an excellent growth.

Care:
Normal
normal
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Full light
full light
Watering:
High
high
Watering tips:
Standing in water
standing in water
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Water spraying:
No-water spraying
no-water spraying
Air humidity at day:
60-100%
60-100%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
15-25°C
15-25°C
Night temperature:
15-30°C
15-30°C
Temperature max:
30°C
30°C
Temperature:
15°C
15°C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
0-20cm
0-20cm
Soil ph:
<7
<7
Soil type:
Peat
peat
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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