Drosera binata - T Form
Drosera binata - T Form
Ease to Grow: Easy.
Native Range: Wet Bogs of southeastern Australia and New Zealand.
Zones: 7-9 (6-10).
The Forked Sundew - T Form, Drosera binata, is a showy, medium-height sundew with upright, single forked leaves, that can occasionally stretch outward in a T, but usually Y-shape. The leaves first emerge green, but in full sun develop red coloration, which gives them a gorgeous bronzy look. The leaves remain short and upright. It is a robust grower and readily spreads from its roots, filling its pot or developing a nice colony. It is very effective at luring and trapping, and frequently has lots of insect activity around it. It is a temperate plant dying back to its roots as cool weather approaches, and re-emerges from resting buds on its roots in the Spring. New leaves unroll much like the fronds of a fern, and are produced throughout the year. There is a second noticeable flush of leaves in the Fall. It can tolerate a light frost. It prefers open, sunny, boggy conditions in peaty soils. It can flower several times from June to September with blossoms that are white on tall, multi-flowered red scapes. D. binata is the only sundew with branching, forked leaves, and comes in many forms: T-form, Double Fork, Red Fork, Giant, Staghorn and Marston's Dragon. They rarely produce viable seeds in cultivation, but are easily divided from the thick, black, hairy roots, or by leaf cuttings. Its branching form is interesting and is a nice addition to your carnivorous plant collection. Forked Sundew - T Form is the type specimen for the species and was first scientifically documented in 1792. This selection comes from cuttings, and are identical to the parent. Plants ordered in Winter may be shipped dormant and leafless, but will re-emerge, given warm and bright conditions. Juvenile plants may be shipped. For maximum effect use multiple plants in a 6" pot.
Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 4" - 6+".
Plant Type: Perennial, warm temperate.
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP Mix.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in the protected bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is a good terrarium plant, if you provide for dormancy.