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Germination of

Drosera Natalensis

Natal Sundew - Round-leaved Sundew, Drosera Natalensis

Drosera Natalensis

Drosera Natalensis, also known as Natal Sundew, is a carnivorous plant native to South Africa. To germinate Drosera Natalensis seeds, start by soaking them in cool, distilled water for 24 hours to help break the seed dormancy. Then, sow the seeds on top of a moist seed-starting mix and cover them with a layer of sphagnum moss or a thin layer of sand. Keep the soil consistently moist and maintain a temperature of 70-75�F (21-24�C) with high humidity (above 70%). Germination should occur within 1-2 weeks, at which point you can begin to gradually increase light and reduce humidity.

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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