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Drosera Intermedia Sundew Carnivorous Plant

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Drosera Intermedia Sundew (oblong leaved sundew) Carnivorous Plant

Drosera intermedia or Oblong-leaved Sundew is sometimes called the Water Sundew. It loves extremely wet, saturated boggy conditions, often growing on floating mats, where it can grow its largest, 3+". It can tolerate long periods of submergence and will tolerate drier periods in the summer months. It is medium height with a beautiful display of glistening leaves in full sun, giving it a silvery appearance. The spatula-shaped leaves are green with bright red tentacles.

Their native Range is Wet Bogs and Pocosins of northern and southeastern North America, northern Europe and Asia.

Zones: 4-9 (3-10).

Dormancy is Recommended. In early spring it will emerge and lasts through Summer and Fall. It forms a sturdy winter hibernacula (resting bud), which is best pushed down to the surface in early Spring for best growth.

The small flowers are white with a tint of pink on scapes with multiple blossoms. It flowers from June to August and often forms young plantlets on the flower spike (apomixis).

It frequently produce abundant seeds, giving it a nice spreading habit. Seeds need to be stratified (cold, damp winter storage), and can be stored for several years. It is wide-spread, growing from Canada to the Caribbean, where varieties do not require dormancy.

Drosera intermedia is strong and enduring. They make a great companion in the collection or growing a bog garden. 

In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant hibernaculum. For maximum effect use multiple plants in a 6" pot.

Height: 2" - 8" 

Plant Type: Perennial, temperate.

Soil: Lower Bog Mix, General CP Mix or Sphagnum moss.

Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors.

Use: Grows well in the soggy bog garden, greenhouse and indoors.

Adult in 5" pot picture for example only, plant purchased comes in a 3" pot with water tray. 

Your plant resides within a 3" pot with a velvety layer of either New Zealand Long Fiber Sphagnum Moss or a silky Peat/perlite/sand mixture in water tray with care tag. You may also receive stickers and other possibly shameless self promotional materials.