Drosera rupicola is one of the easiest and most rewarding of the tuberous sundews. It forms little sundew bushes about 6 inches across. The leaves are cupped like mouse ears. Mature plants produce an amazing amount of white fragrant flowers! Walking through the nursery in the cold winter and smelling these sweet flowers always makes us think of Spring.
This species comes in a diversity of color forms. Over the years we’ve sold a beautiful golden-green form and a sought after dark red x bronze form but we’ve never offered this stunning orangey rupicola before!
Please note; this plant is dormant from May - September and if ordered during this time will arrive with little to no visible growth.
Sun: As much sun as possible, if sun is inadequate during their winter growing season supplement with T5 fluorescent lighting. When growing under lights set photo period to 7 or 8 hours during the winter.
Water: Sitting in water in September, as summer approaches wait for the plant to quickly go brown. Then reduce watering so that it slowly goes dry over the course of a month. Distilled or purified water only. Keep in a cool, dry place during summer dormancy and sprinkle them with water once every couple of weeks
Temperature: Extreme heat (over 90 degrees) during their growing season may send them into dormancy, many species experience light frost in the wild for short periods of time but must be protected from freezing
Dormancy: Dormancy is variable but often starts in May and ends in September