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Germination of

Drosera Brevifolia

Dwarf Sundew: Drosera Scorpioides, Cape Sundew, Lance-Leaved Sundew

Drosera Brevifolia

The seeds of Drosera Brevifolia can be germinated in a shallow tray or individual pots filled with a well-draining, nutrient-poor soil mix. It is recommended to use a mix of 50% peat moss and 50% sand or perlite to provide good drainage and aeration. Sow the seeds on the surface of the soil and do not cover them with any soil. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged, and place the tray or pots in a bright location with direct sunlight. Germination can take anywhere from 1 to 3 months depending on the species.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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