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Drosera Plant Care

Drosera "Octopus Plant" Care & Maturity

July 20, 2022

Drosera, also referred to as Sundew or Octopus Plants, are a genus of carnivorous plants found on all continents with the exception of Antarctica. There are over 200 species of this easy to care for carnivore.

Watering: Keep wet at all times by maintaining a saucer with about 1" of water for your plant to sit in. Distilled, RO, or rainwater is ideal - it is not recommended to give your drosera tap water.
Light Requirements: Requires bright light. Enjoys 12-16 hours of sunlight each day and would benefit from being outdoors in summer months or being under a grow light.
Humidity Needs: Around 50%
Soil Preference: 
Prefers soil devoid of nutrients. A 1:1 ratio of peat moss and perlite is ideal.
Fertilizing: 
Via insect consumption only. Do not use liquid fertilizers for your sarracenia as this will burn and kill your plant. Ground up bloodworms or beta food can be used to supplement if you're concerned your plant isn't getting enough nutrition.
Repotting: 
Every 2-3 years to ensure soil quality.
Pet Safe: Yes
Dormancy: N/A
Common Issues: 
Allowing your drosera to dry out too much too often will eventually kill your plant, so be sure to maintain bog-like conditions.

Mature Drosera



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