Monday, November 5, 2012

Drosera sp. "South Africa"

These little sundews I grew from seed about a year and a half ago. There's not a lot of information out there about them, and there's some disagreement as to whether it's a species or possibly a form or hybrid of other species. The problem is the plant was distributed from a collector and has since been lost track of. The only reliable information I could find was that it's identified by a flower stalk that splits into two as it grows and the flowers have six petals instead of the usual five.

They were the slowest growing out all all the species I've grown from seed so far, but so worth it, whatever it is.

Below, my thumb for size reference. D. sp. "South Africa" stays small and won't get much bigger than they are now, so it's nicer to have a pot full of them than just one or two. These are in a standard 3" plastic grow pot.

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