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Germination of

Drosera Sp.

Bonsai Sundew, Dewy Pine, Drosophyllum lusitanicum.

Drosera Sp.

Drosera Sp.: Drosera, commonly known as sundews, are carnivorous plants that are easy to grow from seed. To start, fill a small pot or seed tray with a 50/50 mix of peat moss and perlite. Sprinkle the seeds on top of the soil and cover with a thin layer of sand or vermiculite. Water gently and place the pot or tray in a bright, sunny location. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. The seeds should germinate in 1-2 weeks, after which you can transplant them into individual pots or a larger container.

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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