Drosera Adelae (Lance Leaved Sundew, Giant Form)

Drosera Adelae (Lance Leaved Sundew, Giant Form)


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This queen from Queensland can be a crown jewel in any collection when grown well. Drosera adelae is a perennial carnivorous plant. Its leaves are almost completely flat but will rise up from the base of the plant toward light; there is a line like a crease down the center of the leaves. The leaves can grow to be beyond a foot long depending on the light intensity and are usually about half an inch wide. In low light, they will be longer and a vibrant, almost electric green; in strong light, they will be shorter and bronzed to a purplish-red. The topside of the leaves are covered in stalked tentacles that look like fine, white hairs that are each tipped at the end by a minute, red round ball that secretes sticky glue to capture and digest prey.

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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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