Sundews (Drosera)

If an insect ever evolved the brains to write a horror novel, the monster in that novel would probably be a sundew. The Sundew, (Drosera) are probably the most diverse genus of carnivorous plants in the world. There are somewhere around 130 species found on almost every continent of earth.

Sundews can be as small as a penny or as large as a small bush. Their tentacle covered leaves come in a wide and imaginative variety of design: circular leaves, wedge-shaped leaves, leaves that are peltate or linear or as filiform as a thin blade of grass. Their leaves may be strapped-shaped, oval or forked and branching like a fern or lethal spider web. 

For more information on how care for your sundews check out our sundew growing tips.