Drosera spatulata - Frazier Island

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Drosera spatulata - Frazier Island

Ease to Grow: Very Easy.
Dormancy: No.
Native Range: Wet Bogs of Frazier Island, New Zealand.
Zones: 8-10 (7-11).

The Frazier Island Spoon-Leaved Sundew, Drosera spatulata - Frazier Island, is a small, perennial, flat, rosette-forming carnivorous plant with green leaves and brilliant red tentacles. The longest tentacles are at the tips of the leaves and quickly move towards trapped prey in as short as 10 seconds. It is a pretty little tropical and has traps year round. It tolerates a wide range of growing conditions, but prefers open, sunny, boggy conditions in peaty soils. The blossoms are white on multi-flowered scapes. Typically there are several scapes at a time, and they are long lasting. It can flower at different times of the year, but more profusely in the summer months. Flowers may be sterile, as I have never seen any set seed. Stressed plants frequently regenerate from the rootstock. Drosera spatulata - Frazier Island is a is an excellent colorful terrarium plant, and a reliable performer for your collection. It is easy to grow and is a great beginner's plant. D. spatulata was first scientifically documented in 1792. This selection comes from seeds and will show some genetic variation.

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

Height: 0.5" - 1.5".
Plant Type: Perennial, sub-tropical.
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 an excellent terrarium plant.

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