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Germination of

Drosera tomentosa

Montana Sundew - Woolly Sundew, Cape Sundew

Drosera tomentosa

Drosera tomentosa is a carnivorous plant native to the Cape Province of South Africa. The seeds of Drosera tomentosa are very small, so it's best to sow them on the surface of a moist, sterile seed-starting mix. The soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged, and the seeds should be exposed to bright but filtered light, either under grow lights or in a sunny windowsill. It's important to keep the humidity high, so it's recommended to cover the pot with a clear plastic bag or lid until the seeds germinate. Germination should occur in 1-2 weeks.

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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