Drosera binata -Double Fork

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Drosera binata -Double Fork

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

The Double Fork Sundew, Drosera binata var. dichotoma, is similar to, but a bit larger than T-form, and has leaves that typically double branch, creating 4 tips. It is a medium-height, upright sundew. The leaves first emerge green, but in full sun develop nice red coloration. It is a robust grower and readily spreads from its roots, filling its pot or developing a nice colony. It is very effective at luring and trapping, and frequently has lots of insect activity around it. 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 with 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. Its branching form is interesting and is 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. 

Height: 4" - 8".
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. It is a good terrarium plant, if you provide for dormancy.

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