Drosophyllum lusitanicum Potted

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The dewy pine is a fascinating and beautiful plant.  Even in the middle of the hot dry Spanish summers, this plant can be found in full sun covered with glistening droplets of mucilage.  How it manages to stay dripping with dew even without an obvious water source is a complete mystery.  Surprisingly, it is not related to the Sundews.  DNA analysis has shown Nepenthes are their closest relative!  They do best in Mediterranean climates.  Our dewy pines are beautiful, seed grown plants.

They should be potted immediately into a 8" clay pot.  After removing the packaging, gently pull the peat pot out of the plastic pot it was shipped in.  Plant the peat pot directly into the mix;it will break down quickly.  This allows you to avoid disturbing the roots. These can be slightly tricky to grow so be sure to check out our YouTube page for a care guide all about watering and caring for these unusual plants.

You can order our pre-made dewy pine mix or make your own. An ideal mix is 1 part peat, 1 part perlite, 1 part pumice, 1 part sand, maybe some lava if you have it.

Care Instructions:

Sun: Full sun, outdoors in most areas unless you live somewhere where the summer temps are normally over 90F. Then grow in morning sun. 
Water: When young, the first six months or so, these plants should always be sitting in 1/4-1/2” of water. As they get older it is best to let them dry out for a day, in between watering. Do not let them sit in water in the cool and wet months of winter and spring as they are prone to rot. Make sure they are sitting in water in the high heat of summer. 
Temperature: Ideal range is 30-100F but can tolerate brief freezes if not sitting in water and brief heat waves up to 115 if well watered. 

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