Drosera spatulata


Spoonleaved Sundew

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. 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 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. It 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 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Abba Rogers

Seems to be doing much better than another plant I purchased here

Cole D Faust

Drosera spatulata

Debbie Simmons

Love it! Thanks!

Arrived in perfect condition

I ordered one of these guys as well as some soil, they arrived in perfect shape and very well packaged. There were a couple very small babies in the same plug of soil. Giving them distilled water in their special soil and a nonporous pot and they're doing great! 10/10 would buy again

Cameron Omlid
Great plant

Absolutely astounded with the new growth in just a couple weeks. Has also stretched out all of its existing leaves after arriving slightly rather compact due to shipping. That being said, it was shipped very well. Impressed by the entire transaction.

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