Southern Thread-leaf Sundew (Drosera Filiformis Filiformis)

Southern Thread-leaf Sundew (Drosera Filiformis Filiformis)


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Drosera filiformis filiformis, also known as the Thread-leaf Sundew, stands as one of the largest North American sundews. This variation, slightly smaller than D. filiformis tracyi, features long tentacles that can extend up to 18 inches. These tentacles are adorned with numerous sticky red appendages that catch the sunlight, giving the plant a striking silvery-pink sheen and making it a prominent attraction at the nursery.

Thriving in open, sunny bog conditions, the Thread-leaf Sundew does not grow within Sphagnum Moss. It boasts a notable tolerance for drier conditions compared to most sundews and competes effectively with non-carnivorous plants. Emerging later in the spring, it persists throughout the summer and fall. During the dormant season, it forms a robust winter hibernaculum, best positioned just below the surface early in the spring for optimal growth. Abundant pink flowers grace this sundew on tall scapes, flowering between May and June and often yielding ample seeds. These seeds require stratification (cold, damp winter storage) and can be stored for several years. Drosera filiformis filiformis adds a dramatic touch to your carnivorous plant collection or bog garden.

Please note that this selection originates from seed and will exhibit some natural variations. When ordered, the plant is shipped as a dormant hibernaculum during its dormant phase. Juvenile plants may also be shipped. For maximum visual impact, consider planting multiple plants in a 6″ pot.

Key Specifications:

  • Plant Type: Perennial, temperate
  • Light: Flourishes in full sun to partial sun outdoors and thrives indoors with bright light
  • Recommended Uses: Ideal for bog gardens, greenhouses, and indoor cultivation.
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