Drosera spatulata


Ease to Grow: Very Easy
Dormancy: No
Native Range: Wet Bogs of southeastern Asia, Australia and New Zealand
Zones: 8-10 (7-11)

The Spoonleaved Sundew, Drosera spatulata, is a small, perennial, flat, rosette-forming carnivorous plant with red traps and lots of tentacles. The longest tentacles are at the tips of the leaves and quickly move towards trapped prey in as short as 10 seconds. The color of the leaves is frequently scarlet red, but it can vary from orangey-green to maroon. The Spatulata Sundew 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 pink 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. The Spoonleaf Sundew generously produces seeds, that quickly sprout in neighboring pots, filling them within nice companions for your intended plant. It can become a wonderful "weed" in your carnivorous plant collection. Seeds can be sown immediately or stored in cool, dry conditions for a year or more. Stressed plants frequently regenerate from the rootstock. It is a is an excellent 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 Drosera spatulata for sale.

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Erica Brickhouse
So impressed!

I saw these as seeds in a store and thought they were some of the coolest looking carnivorous plants I'd ever seen. I knew my plant menagerie would be incomplete without them, so set out to find a reputable looking nursery. I was not disappointed, from start delivery, and will definitely purchase from CPN in the future. Their prices are reasonable, the variety of plants they carry is remarkable and the care in which my drosera was packed and shipped was clearly evident when I opened her up today. I can't wait to see her thrive!


I had doubts about these seeds when I waited a while and they didn’t do anything… but once I tried heating them up a little more by putting them above the air vent below the window they started sprouting nicely!! The plants look healthy and are growing quickly

bruce friedman
Good looking plant arrived in good shape

As have only had my plants for 2 weeks, can’t comment on anything than how they looks on arrival and shipping. Both were good.

Will May
Better than expected

Very healthy with a bunch of lil plant heads.
Growing fast with the great soil( no way you are finding in any store).
Going to catching fruit flies in no time

Alison H.
Already Catching Flies

I bought these to rid the house of the tiny little gnats around my other plants. I've only had them a few weeks and they are already putting a huge dent in the population. I love them! I might even get a few more!

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