Drosera binata


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

The Fork Leafed Sundew, Drosera binata, is a dazzling red, small, upright, sundew. It is a robust grower and readily spreads from its roots, filling its pot or developing a nice colony. Being a temperate plant, it will die back to its roots as cool weather approaches, and reemerge from resting buds on its roots in the spring. New leaves unroll much like the fronds of a fern with a nice flush of leaves in spring. It may rest mid-summer, but will show another showy flush of leaves in the fall. It can tolerate a light frost. D. binata  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. It is easily divided from the thick, black, hairy roots, or by leaf cuttings. It will be a colorful 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 plant 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 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 a good terrarium plant, if you provide for dormancy

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Marlene Douglas

all plants healthy and recovering from normal trauma of shipping. great shipping technique, all plants alive a performing well... I will purchase again.

Norman Gowie
Happy Binata

Received my Binata Staghorn today and I'm very pleased. Healthy and happy. Packaging was exceptional. I'll be back

Kathleen Elison
forked sundews are beautiful.

forked sundews are beautiful, alive and came quick

Fred Clark

Great plant

James K.
Drosera binata

I just recently started ordering from this nursery. Having kept Carnivorous plants and having ordered from others I was pleasantly surprised with my order. The plants were very well packed and great packing in the shipping carton. You could tell that it is well thought out and that he wants you to receive your order in great shape. I have now placed a few orders since and each time I can say it is the same. Great packing and great care is taken.

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