Drosera tubaestylis is one of our newest tuberous sundews. We have grown these for years in a large display bog but have released them for the first time this year! They grow a long, paddle shaped leaves covered thickly in dew. It flowers readily with white flowers. This is a rarely offered sundew and we are so excited to make it available! The tuberous Drosera can be a bit difficult to grow, this is not a plant for a beginner.
THESE PLANTS GO DORMANT EARLT IN THE SEASON, USUALLY STARTING IN MARCH OR APRIL
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