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50 CARNIVOROUS SUNDEW PLANT Drosera Flower Seed

50 CARNIVOROUS SUNDEW PLANT Drosera Flower Seed

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If you are looking for a unique and captivating plant to add to your collection, you might want to consider the carnivorous sundew plant Drosera. They are known for their sticky leaves that trap and digest insects and other small prey.

One of the advantages of growing sundews is that they are relatively easy to care for, as long as you provide them with the right conditions. They need plenty of light, high humidity, moist soil, and pure water. They also do not require any fertilizers, as they get their nutrients from their prey.

How to Germinate Sundew Seeds

Sundew seeds are very small and delicate, so you need to handle them with care. Here are the steps to follow for successful germination:
  1. Prepare the growing medium. You can use a mix of peat moss and perlite or sand. Make sure the medium is moist but not soggy, and fill a shallow tray or pot with it.
  2. Sprinkle the seeds on the surface of the medium. Do not cover them with soil, as they need light to germinate. You can use a fine spray bottle to moisten the seeds gently.
  3. Cover the tray or pot with clear plastic wrap or a glass lid. This will create a humid environment for the seeds and prevent them from drying out.
  4. Place the tray or pot in a bright location, but avoid direct sunlight. The ideal temperature for germination is between 20°C and 30°C (68°F and 86°F).
  5. Check the tray or pot daily and mist the seeds if needed. You should see some signs of germination within two to four weeks, depending on the species.
  6. Once the seedlings emerge, remove the plastic wrap or glass lid gradually to acclimate them to the ambient humidity. You can also move them to a slightly cooler location, but still avoid direct sunlight.
  7. Transplant the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. You can use the same growing medium as before, and water them with pure water only.

How to Care for Sundew Seedlings

Sundew seedlings are very delicate and vulnerable to pests and diseases, so you need to monitor them closely. Here are some tips to help you grow healthy sundew plants from seeds:
  • Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. You can use a tray or a saucer filled with water to keep the pots moist from below, but make sure the water level does not reach the top of the soil.
  • Provide plenty of light, but avoid direct sunlight. You can use artificial lights such as fluorescent tubes or LED lamps if natural light is insufficient.
  • Maintain high humidity around the plants. You can use a humidifier, a misting system, or a terrarium to create a humid environment for your sundews.
  • Feed your sundews occasionally with live or dead insects, such as fruit flies, ants, or aphids. You can also use fish food flakes or bloodworms as an alternative. Do not overfeed your plants, as this can cause them to rot or attract mold.
  • Prune your sundews regularly to remove dead or damaged leaves and flowers. This will encourage new growth and prevent diseases.
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