Here you can find care instructions we use to grow our various kinds of Drosera, with a focus on subtropical and tropical species!
Most Drosera should be always moist. Use the tray method! Fill a tray with 0.5″ (1.27cm) to 1″ (2.54cm) of water and place the plant in the tray. Once the tray dries up refill with water.
Give your Drosera lots of light! Although long exposure to direct sun should be avoided, they do enjoy a small amount of direct sun. Bright but indirect light locations and sunny windowsills are happy places for these plants!
Do not add fertilizer. Instead allow the plant to catch bugs or feed small bugs sparingly (fish food such as dried blood worms work).
Humidity from the tray method or terrarium is preferred.
Try to avoid disturbing roots. Use a tall pot as roots are very long in many species.
Tolerant of most water retaining media. Popular media include peat moss, long fibre sphagnum moss, orchid bark and perlite.
Ensure these plants have humidity and avoid heavy top watering which can knock off dew. Letting your water tray dry out for a day or so before refilling may help your plant to grow faster.
Hello reader! Please enjoy these care instructions! They are a short set of basics to get you started and have been adapted from multiple sources and our experiences as growers in Burnaby, British Columbia. We love these plants and find them to be one of the easiest carnivorous plants to grow! We have grown Drosera for many years on windowsills, under grow lights, and during the summer – outdoors, and have had a lot of growth using these methods. Please keep in mind these instructions are preliminary and more research is always helpful in getting better results or growing more difficult varieties.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, amendments, or concerns. We would be happy to provide more resources, references, or just to chat with you! We will update these instructions periodically and add more resources to reference so please visit again soon!