Sundew (Drosera capillaries) Carnivorous Plants
-Keep a lid or saucer (terrarium part can be used) with filtered, rain, or distilled water coming up no further than 2" up the pot. Allow the plant to soak up all of the water before refilling. The watering process should be done 2-3 times weekly for indoor Sundews.
-Remember, after 1-1.5 years of being grown indoors. Your Sundew will require cold dormancy to allow it to continue to survive. Place Sundew in a cooler room or garage that stays above freezing, but does not or rarely goes above 65 degrees for the November-January time frame. Water only once a week while dormant. This should be done starting in November and then placing the Sundew in a warm sunny window come the beginning of February, and resume regular watering. New growth will begin to emerge in 60-90 days.
-Do not put drainage material around the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot.
-Place a catch tray or saucer under the pot for the warmer months to allow your Sundew to thrive! Remove saucer in the fall once the wet season begins, and repeat the same process when new growth begins to emerge in the spring.
-Keep Plant in full sun/part shade. Sundews are tolerant of shade, but will not develop any pink or red coloration on their traps as they are known to do if they are in sun.
-Only ever water your Sundew with filtered, distilled, or rain water. Unfiltered tap water will eventually KILL your Sundew due to the impurities found in it. Sundews are very sensitive to these impurities.
-Do not be discouraged by any winter time dieback that you may encounter on your plant. Sundews are semi evergreen plants through the winter months. It is not uncommon for plants to die way back, but then push out new growth in the spring. The die back does not hurt the plant, and is part of its natural process.
-Only plastic pots and ceramic pots that are totally glazed inside of the pot should be used due to unnecessary nutrients as well as chemical making their way into the soil that could cause harm to your Sundew.
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