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 24 reviews
Dina Jarvis
many thanks! doing well!

Many thanks, this one is doing well

Carla Butler
I like this plant

Came in good shape

Top notch

I recieved my new sundew in perfect condition in the middle of a blistering heatwave here in the Sonoran desert. I met the mailman at the box, like some crazy stalker, to make sure it wasnt put in the metal heat trap. I was shocked at how mild the inside of the box was compared to the 112+ outside temps. It had sat in the poor postman's non-air conditioned truck for 12 hours and it didnt seem any worse for wear.

I followed the directions provided after the package arrived and he started getting dewy less than 12 hours after I potted him. Ive now had him in my possession a week and he is happily eating away at the summer gnats while pumping out new leaves. I am super psyched to watch him develop and already ordered more because I have no self-control with my adult money.

Marc R
sticky plants

Plants arrived in great shape - fully grown wrapped in moss planted an given full light - thriving in my terrarium, Thanks for great service!

george bardel
Drosera Spatulata

Arrived in good condition and doing well

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