Drosera binata - Giant Form

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Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Recommended
Native Range: Wet Bogs of southeastern Australia and New Zealand
Zones: 7-9 (6-10)

The Giant Forked Sundew, Drosera binata var. dichotoma - Giant, is a large double-forking sundew with olive-green and bronzy-yellow leaves and pink glands. Its leaves typically have 2 tips, but can have 3 or 4+ when mature. It is a large, sprawling plant, with full dense leaves, and makes a great hanging plant. The Drosera binata plant is a robust grower and readily spreads from its roots, filling its pot or developing a nice colony. It is a great insect trapper, and gets a lot of attention. It is a temperate plant dying back to its roots as cool weather approaches, and reemerging 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, but 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 comes in many forms: T-form, Double Fork, Small 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. The Forked Sundew's large, olive-colored form will make a nice addition to your carnivorous plant collection. 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 Drosera binata for sale.

Height: 6" - 12+"
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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Daniel Brashear
Plants did not make shipping

It’s not the sellers fault per se, probably shipping. The plants arrived pretty much brown. I’m hoping the roots are alive still but 2 months later no luck

dustin lynn
Healthy plant

It arrived wrapped up and was not dried out, the too a looked healthy. I have since planted it and have had new growth. Patiently waiting for the size to increase so it will hopefully get all the bifurcation.


They were well packaged and arrived quickly. I have noticed two of the plants have died, one the very first day, but I am hoping it is just shocked and will pull it together and thrive. Knowing it was going to be shipped bare root was new to me, and I now know I personally am not a fan.

Dylan L Henline
Starting to grow after 2 weeks!

Very happy with this plant! I ordered a few and they all arrived healthy! Some of the leaves were damaged but thats what ordering plants online entails. The new leaves are growing quickly and the plants are already devouring tons of gnats! The ID tags for each plant are also perfect!

John Morris
Resting through the winter

Ordered several plants and they all arrived in good condition. All live outside and are dormant - looking forward to Spring and seeing them awaken!

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