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Sundew 'Drosera menziesii'

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Drosera menziesii

Drosera menziesii is a carnivorous plant from the sundew family, suitable for beginners. This species originates from southwestern Australia. This plant has an erect stalk containing several small rounded and heavy glandular leaves to trap insects with. Provide this plant with bright light and constant wet conditions. This species could grow indoors, larger terraria, greenhouses and could be kept outside in spring and summer.

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

Product info

Drosera menziesii is a carnivorous plant from the sundew family growing up to 40 cm in length. Like every species within the genus Drosera, this plant uses its heavy glandular leaves to trap insects for nutrients. The higher the intensity of exposed light, the brighter red the leaves will be. This plant grows from small reddish tubers in the ground. This species does not grow from a basal rosette but its stem directly sprouts from its tuber. At the top of this stem, relatively big, bright, pink flowers could be produced by this species. Propagation is most easily done by removal of smaller tubers near the base of a mature plant. Also, harvesting and sowing seeds is possible.

Height:
5 cm
5 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

Drosera menziesii originates from loamy soils and granite outcrops of southwestern Australia. It grows in exposed, moist areas near grassy patches. For optimal growth, the optimal day temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius. In the night temperatures could drop to 15 degrees Celsius. In spring and in summer this plant could also grow outdoors but make sure temperature does not drop under 15 degrees Celsius. Place this plant in a mineral rich or peaty, water retaining medium that lacks nutrients and other dissolved salts completely. Clean peat or horticultural sand are some examples. Provide this species with bright to very bright light conditions such as direct sunlight or strong artificial lights. Prevent this plant from drying out at all times when growing actively. To maintain swampy or soggy conditions, it is possible to place a perforated pot in a tray of water. Always use demineralized water; water containing even a low concentration of minerals could burn the sensitive roots. Fertilizer is best to avoid but it is possible to feed this plant with caught insects once per month.

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:
10-20°C
10-20°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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