Genlisea aurea

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Genlisea aurea

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: No.
Native Range: Brazilian highlands.
Zones: 8-11 (6-12).

Genlisea aurea, is a perennial, terrestrial Corkscrew Plant with many, very small, lance shaped leaves in a tight rosette. There can be over 100 leaves on a mature plant. Leaves can naturally develop an encasing slime, which may assist by keeping algae from building up on the leaves. They prefer very saturated and warm, peaty soils, even peat slurries, in bright light.  They bloom year round with large, bright yellow flowers, often in pairs and trios. They are one of the larger Genlisea. Curoiusly, it has the second smallest known genome of any flowering plant, and the largest of all Genlisea flowers. This is a charming plant, best grown in a terrarium or greehnouse. A clump or portion of genlisea contains 1 or more plants when shipped.

Location information: Chapada dos Guimaraes, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Height: 1/4+".
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical.
Soil: Peat or Lower Bog Mix.
Light: Bright indoors, full sun outdoors.
Use: Grows well in greenhouses, and terrariums.

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