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Description

Drosera andromeda is a hybrid between Drosera prolifera and Drosera schizandra created by Kamil Pasek.
It is certainly one of the most robust of the Queensland sundews and can grow to a considerable size.

Origin:
Queensland, Australia

Description:

  • Climate: tropical
  • Life-cycle: perennial
  • Form: prostrate
  • Leaf: green
  • Trap: green with red tentacles

Additional info:
For more info & photos visit our blog and our page Facebook and Instagram.

Scope of delivery

  • Vigorous plants, repotted in the current season, in high-quality soil
  • Brick-coloured pot made of recycled plastic (6.5 cm diameter)
  • Care guides
  • Free access to our plant doctor care service

Care instructions

How we grow Queensland Drosera?
In-vitro plants are acclimated in a Growth Chamber with controlled temperatures and humidity. This indoor setup ensure an easy adaptation to extra-vitro condition, guaranteeing the best conditions for plants in this delicate stage. All plants available at the Diflora shop have been acclimatized for at least 3 months. After this first phase plants are grown indoors year-round at a temperature of 20°C and a photoperiod of 16 hours. Queensland Drosera are placed under 4000/5000 lux produced by LED lights with a colour temperature of 6400K. As with the majority of carnivorous plants, we use distilled water produced by our reverse osmosis system.

Lighting:
Filtered light or shade, they do not like direct sunlight. These sundews grow in tropical rainforests in an extremely humid undergrowth environment where they have developed relatively fragile and sun-sensitive tissues.

Watering:
Queensland Drosera likes stagnant water all year round (3-4 cm of distilled water always in the saucer). This serves to faithfully imitate the natural environment in which they live. It is important to use only distilled water or alternatively all waters that have an extremely low mineral salt content. For example rainwater or all condensation water (air conditioner, dehumidifier). It’s important that the conductivity measures below 50 micro-Siemens.

Substrate:
While 50% peat and 50% perlite is fine as a general substrate, we recommend the Drosera substrate we have developed and tested for optimal growth of this genus. You can add some live sphagnum moss around the growth point to increase humidity.

Seasonally and temperature:
Since Queensland sundews are tropical carnivorous plants, they do not go into vegetative rest, and they must be guaranteed temperatures never below 15°C.

Additional info:
For more cultivation information visit our care guides or use our plant care support by writing to ilpigliamosche@diflora.it

Source

Diflora started the in-vitro propagation of this Drosera from plant parts. Micropropagation allows the preservation of the mother plant genome avoiding contamination and genetic variation caused by traditional pollination followed by seeds production.

Trapping technique

Drosera catch mainly small flying insects using sticky modified trichomes placed all over their leaves. These trichomes secrete droplets of water and polysaccharides attracting insects that are searching for sugary substances, like nectar. As the unawares visitors fatally fly on those sweet and lethal leaves, they stay glued and unable to fly away. It is caused mainly by droplet viscosity. Slowly, the viscous liquid from the nearby trichomes envelops the insect, sealing a macabre fate for the unfortunate victim: the tracheas, respiratory holes placed on the surface of the exoskeleton of insects, are obstructed causing their death by suffocation.

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Drosera andromeda

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Description

Drosera andromeda is a hybrid between Drosera prolifera and Drosera schizandra created by Kamil Pasek.
It is certainly one of the most robust of the Queensland sundews and can grow to a considerable size.

Origin:
Queensland, Australia

Description:

  • Climate: tropical
  • Life-cycle: perennial
  • Form: prostrate
  • Leaf: green
  • Trap: green with red tentacles

Additional info:
For more info & photos visit our blog and our page Facebook and Instagram.

Scope of delivery

  • Vigorous plants, repotted in the current season, in high-quality soil
  • Brick-coloured pot made of recycled plastic (6.5 cm diameter)
  • Care guides
  • Free access to our plant doctor care service

Care instructions

How we grow Queensland Drosera?
In-vitro plants are acclimated in a Growth Chamber with controlled temperatures and humidity. This indoor setup ensure an easy adaptation to extra-vitro condition, guaranteeing the best conditions for plants in this delicate stage. All plants available at the Diflora shop have been acclimatized for at least 3 months. After this first phase plants are grown indoors year-round at a temperature of 20°C and a photoperiod of 16 hours. Queensland Drosera are placed under 4000/5000 lux produced by LED lights with a colour temperature of 6400K. As with the majority of carnivorous plants, we use distilled water produced by our reverse osmosis system.

Lighting:
Filtered light or shade, they do not like direct sunlight. These sundews grow in tropical rainforests in an extremely humid undergrowth environment where they have developed relatively fragile and sun-sensitive tissues.

Watering:
Queensland Drosera likes stagnant water all year round (3-4 cm of distilled water always in the saucer). This serves to faithfully imitate the natural environment in which they live. It is important to use only distilled water or alternatively all waters that have an extremely low mineral salt content. For example rainwater or all condensation water (air conditioner, dehumidifier). It’s important that the conductivity measures below 50 micro-Siemens.

Substrate:
While 50% peat and 50% perlite is fine as a general substrate, we recommend the Drosera substrate we have developed and tested for optimal growth of this genus. You can add some live sphagnum moss around the growth point to increase humidity.

Seasonally and temperature:
Since Queensland sundews are tropical carnivorous plants, they do not go into vegetative rest, and they must be guaranteed temperatures never below 15°C.

Additional info:
For more cultivation information visit our care guides or use our plant care support by writing to ilpigliamosche@diflora.it

Source

Diflora started the in-vitro propagation of this Drosera from plant parts. Micropropagation allows the preservation of the mother plant genome avoiding contamination and genetic variation caused by traditional pollination followed by seeds production.

Trapping technique

Drosera catch mainly small flying insects using sticky modified trichomes placed all over their leaves. These trichomes secrete droplets of water and polysaccharides attracting insects that are searching for sugary substances, like nectar. As the unawares visitors fatally fly on those sweet and lethal leaves, they stay glued and unable to fly away. It is caused mainly by droplet viscosity. Slowly, the viscous liquid from the nearby trichomes envelops the insect, sealing a macabre fate for the unfortunate victim: the tracheas, respiratory holes placed on the surface of the exoskeleton of insects, are obstructed causing their death by suffocation.

Cultivation

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Best Season

, , ,

Lighting Conditions

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Drosera – Special Features

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