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Germination of

Drosera rotundifolia

Round Leaved Sundew: Spoon-leaved sundew, Dwarf sundew

Drosera rotundifolia

Drosera rotundifolia seeds require a humid environment to germinate, so it is recommended to sow them on a layer of moist sphagnum moss or peat moss. The seeds should be kept at a consistent temperature of 20-25�C (68-77�F) in a bright but indirect light until germination occurs. This can take up to several weeks. Once the seedlings have emerged, they can be transplanted into individual pots with a mix of peat moss and perlite or sand.

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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