Drosera filiformis tracyi


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Recommended
Native Range: Wet Pocosins of the southern Gulf Coast of North America
Zone: 8 (6-9)

Drosera filiformis tracyi, or Southern Thread-leaved Sundew, is among the largest of all the North American sundews. D. filiformis tracyi is slightly larger than D. filiformis filimormis (the Florida Giant Form is slightly larger still). Its long leaves can reach upwards to 18 inches. It is predominately green to yellow-green with clear to slightly orange digestive glands, and covered with numerous sticky tentacles that glisten in the sunlight. The Drosera filiformis var. tracyi is quite noticeable from a distance and appears to shine silvery-green. It gets a lot of attention at the Nursery. It prefers open, sunny bog conditions and does not grow in Sphagnum Moss. It can tolerate drier conditions than most sundews, and competes well with other non-carnivorous plants. It emerges late in the Spring and lasts throughout the Summer and Fall. It forms a large sturdy winter hibernacula (resting bud), which is best pushed down to the surface in early Spring for best growth. The numerous large flowers are white on tall scapes. It flowers from May to June, and frequently produce abundant seeds. Seeds can be sown immediately or stored for several years. Drosera filiformis tracyi is a dramatic carnivorous plant for your collection or bog garden.  In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant hibernaculum.  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. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant hibernaculum. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 4" - 16+"
Plant Type: Perennial, temperate
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP Mix
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the soggy bog garden, greenhouse and indoors.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
James Fons
Recovering Drosera and healthy VFT

The Drosera arrived with two weak stalks. Both eventually died but three healthy, bright green stalks have regrown. The new plant is very good.

Better results with the red VFT. A healthy plant arrived and is now thriving with flower stalks from the main plant and a side shoot. Very good looking plant with two or more traps closed on food.

Not such good luck with the Drosera aliciae. It arrived looking god but has since deteriorated. The outer leaves have died and the inner ones are weak looking. It may survive but it may take a while. Anu suggestions on care?

Jim Fons

tyrone j.
Great quality

My plant came a day late but it was worth it when I received plant it already had dew on the leaves with some vigorous growth, had it for a week and now have 3 new leaves forming with dew on them before fully uncurling.

Louis Soper JR
Good quality

Fast shipping, great packaging. Plant arrived healthy. Must have for your collection. Will buy again.

Great buy!!

Fast delivery of a plant that is healthy and growing like a weed.

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