Drosera sundews

There are more then 100 species of drosera, such as Binata (the forked leaf sundew) Origin from Eastern & South-rast Australia (New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, New Zealand) found in mountain bogs to low altitude swamps & is always in a wet acid soil.

 

Capensis (Cape sundew)

Origin from the Cape Province, South Africa, lives in marshy peat soils amoung grasses, the name binata has been attributed to the plant because of the bipartite or Y-shaped division of its leaves.

Can be found mountain bogs to low altitude swamps but always in a constantly wet acid soil, can stand full sun ,likes to have as much sunlight as possible, best place indoors is on the window in a pot keeping humid though rather less so in winter time.

 

Filiformis, (the forked leaf sundew)

Origin from North America (the Atlantic coast from Cape Cod to south of the Mississippi). Grows in the sandy marshy regions of New Jersey, grows in large areas and has a marvellous show of flowers grows wild in peat or spagman moss

 

Anglica

Origin from around Europe North America. Drosera anglica is one of the biggest sundews found in Britian

 

Rotundifolia

Found around Europe, North America & also in Asia. Its common name is the round leaf sundew. It grows in damp marshy areas surrounded with spagman moss.

It is a perennial plant in the autumn the leafs go black & gradually dies down in winter. Small size insects are caught, the tentacles fold around its prey, bringing it towards the centre of the leaf, where it has digestive glands.

The flower stalks come from the centre of the plant & can be white or pink, can have up to 20 flowers and as an indefinite life spanm about 10-12cm, Likes light shade or full sun. Has a constant humidity, flowers in spring

 

spathulata (the spoon leaf sundew)

Origin from Asia, Australia (New south Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania), Borneo, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines & Taiwan.