Drosera Filaformis “Florida Giant”

Drosera Filaformis “Florida Giant”


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No one knows the exact origins of Florida Giant is unknown. Some say it’s a natural hybrid or a variety of Drosera filiformis. But we suspect to be a hybrid of D. filiformis and D. tracyi that was bred by a grower in California. At least that’s the working hypothesis for now. Why do we suspect that? The flowers are sterile. We’ve never gotten seeds from it, and the plant seemed to have been first been for sale in California.

A fully grown Florida Giant is a truly impressive plant. It produces slender dewy green leaves that towers over the typical form of dewthread. By the end of the season, many leaves are dotted with carcasses. In winter, the leaves will die back, and the plant will form a resting bud sitting at soil level. Growth will resume in mid-spring.

Type of Plant: Outdoor perennial for container growing.
Leaves: Up to 16 inches at maturity.
Sunlight: Partial to full sun during the growing season.
Water: Low-mineral water (50 ppm or less).
Soil: Equal parts peat moss and perlite only.
Winter: Dormant. Minimal protection in USDA zones 7-9. Mulch in colder regions.

• Acclimated for outdoor growing.
• Shipped in a 3-inch pot. Care instructions are included.

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Drosera sundews can be grown in captivity using the following steps:

  1. Choose the right growing medium: Drosera sundews require a soilless growing medium that is acidic and nutrient-poor. A mixture of sphagnum moss and perlite or sand works well.
  2. Provide adequate lighting: Sundews require bright, indirect light to grow well. A south-facing window or a grow light can provide the necessary light for healthy growth.
  3. Water properly: Sundews require moist soil at all times, but do not tolerate standing water. Water with distilled or rainwater to avoid mineral buildup that can harm the plant.
  4. Feed the plant: Sundews are carnivorous and obtain nutrients by capturing insects with their sticky, glandular hairs. In captivity, you can feed your sundew small insects such as fruit flies or gnats.
  5. Control humidity: Sundews require high humidity to thrive. A humidifier or a tray of water near the plant can help maintain the necessary humidity.
  6. Avoid fertilizers: Sundews do not require fertilizers, as they obtain their nutrients from insects.
  7. Repot when necessary: As the sundew grows, it may require repotting into a larger container. Repotting is best done in the spring when the plant is actively growing.

By following these steps, you can successfully grow drosera sundews in captivity.


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