Sundew

(Drosera)

Common Names

.Venus fly trap

.Sundews

.American pitcher plants

.Tropical pitcher plants

.Butterworts

.Sun pitchers

.Cobra lily

.Australian Pitcher

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Basic Information - Sundews, are native throughout the east coast and all through out the southeast, mainly in swampy areas. They capture insects by producing a sweet smelling but very sticky compound (clear or red) on there leaves so when the fly lands on the leave it cannot get off it. over a couple of days the leave slowly rolls up on the fly and digests it then unrolls.

Lighting- sundews do very well under fluorescent lights. You can grow them indoors near a very sunny window or outside they truly are a great beginners plant.

Soil- Sundews do best in a mixture of sphagnum peat moss, sand, and perlite. One thing you NEVER want to do is use fertilizer, this will kill and burn your plant. Water is no different, you can only use distilled or rain water, they are very sensitive to minerals in water.

Dormancy- most species of sundews can grow year round without any dormancy.

Feeding- It is not necessary to feed your plants they can flourish just using Photosynthesis but fly's are always a boost in growth. NEVER feed raw hamburger or Taco bell :) only bugs.

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