Drosera binata - Staghorn


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Wet Bogs of Stradbroke Island off eastern Australia
Zones: 8-10 (7-11)

The Staghorn Sundew, Drosera binata var. multifida extrema - Staghorn, is huge, nearly the size of a basket ball when mature. Quite remarkable for a sundew! The olive colored, very dewy, forked leaves are covered with brilliant red glands, giving the plant a sparkling red look in full sun. They are multi-branched with typically 8 to 12+ tips per leaf. The leaves first emerge green, but in full sun develop a maroon color. It is a robust grower and readily spreads from its roots, filling its pot. It is a great bug catcher able to trap larger flying insects. It is a sub-tropical plant and will have a nice display year round. It can tolerate a light frost, but the leaves will wilt with new ones re-emerging once conditions improve. It prefers open, sunny, boggy conditions in peaty soils. It flowers from June to September with blossoms that are white on tall, multi-flowered red scapes. D. binata var. multifida comes in two forms: Staghorn and Staghorn Pink Flower. They rarely produce viable seeds in cultivation, but are easily divided from the thick, black, hairy roots, or by leaf cuttings. The Staghorn Sundew's large form grows well in a hanging basket or plant stand. Be wary, it will lure you, and become one of your favorite carnivorous plants. D. binata var. multifida extrema - Staghorn is apparently extinct from its native habitat. This selection comes from cuttings, and are identical to the parent. For maximum effect use multiple plants in a 6" pot. Juvenile plants may be shipped. Multi-forking is expressed in mature 2+ year old plants.

Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 6" - 16"
Plant Type: Perennial, Semi-Tropical
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or All Purpose Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the protected bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is showy in a hanging basket.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Judah Johnson-Nixon
Came back strong

At first I thought they were dying but then after a few days they came back

Super neat

These did not survive shipping to my desert home as well as some other sundews i have recieved. I was a little worried about one of the two plants i recieved surviving; but after two weeks of worrying I'm confident they are good.

By the time they arrived one plant was down to only one good stalk and a baby still growing and the other had a half a stalk and a baby that had turned black on the tip during shipping (*stressed*). I trimmed the dead back, potted them up and gave them good light and a humidifier in the hopes they would pull through and it worked! The less damaged plant has its new leaf unfurling and two new ones being produced. The more damaged plant has a healthy new stalk that finally popped up a few days ago! The happy squee I made when i first saw it, I'm so glad no one was around to witness lol.

Super stoked to watch this one grow and develop! (The straw is there for easier bottom-pot-watering, in case anyone was wondering. I'm definitely weird, but there is always a purpose to my weird haha)

Richard Haynes
A lovely plant, well packed.

The plant was even more impressive than I expected. It was very well packed and arrived in good condition.

Chad Littrell
Beautiful Hardy Specimen

My plant arrived healthy and quickly got over the shock of shipping. It’s doing well under the lights while we wait for the season to change. Great plants as always!

Jayne R.
So far so good!

The plant arrived in healthy condition. It's still acclimating to its new environment but so far, so good.

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