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Description

Drosera trinervia is a prostrate-growing fleshy root sundew from South Africa. Like all winter growing plants, it vegetates in winter (September to May) and goes into vegetative rest in summer, with lower water level.

Origin:
Silvermine, South Africa

Description:

  • Type: fleshy root Drosera (winter growing plants)
  • Climate: subtropical
  • Life-cycle: perennial (Summer dormancy)
  • Form: prostrate
  • Leaf: green, reddish if under very bright sun
  • 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 fleshy root Drosera?
In-vitro plants are acclimated in a Grow 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 step the plant is brought outside, under direct sunlight with the classic tray system as watering method and so, keeping always some amount of water in the tray. As with the majority of carnivorous plants, we use distilled water produced by our reverse osmosis system.

Lighting:
Full sunshine during the vegetation months, which for us coincide with the months between September and May. In summer It’s not necessary to expose the pot with dormant plants to full sun.

Water and Summer/Winter management:
The fleshy root are a form of defense that these Sundews use to shelter themselves from the heat and dryness of the summer period. During the summer, the pots containing the resting plants, should be watered less than the normal.
With the arrival of cool September we behave differently: we can start watering the pot more, as with other sundews, adding the classic 2-3 cm of distilled water in the saucer. In this way we will simulate the beginning of the rainy season and the plants will sprout from the vegetative rest in a short time.

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.

Seasonally and temperature:
Subtropical sundews need a vegetative rest during summer to get through the dry season, they don’t produce hibernacula because the reserves are present in the roots.
Winters in a subtropical climate are cool but not cold, meaning that temperatures drop but rarely fall below 10°C. In winter it is still possible to grow the hardiest species outdoors (e.g. Drosera capensis) but it is very important to protect them from frost and to increase the water in the saucer.
Ideally, you should have a cold greenhouse in which to protect them. Alternatively, many growers use the interior space of double windows by using the warmth of their home to create a greenhouse-like space in which to overwinter their plants, or a terrarium equipped with artificial lights. If you do not have a terrarium, it is normal to notice a loss of vigour and slow growth. As the days get longer and temperatures rise, however, they will grow and flourish again and give great satisfaction!

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

Source

Diflora has begun the propagation of this Drosera using seeds germinated in vitro in our laboratory. This specimen was chosen for its uniqueness in terms of shape and color, resulting in a distinctive product in the market.

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 dense liquid of the nearby  trichomes wrap the insect causing a macabre destiny for the unlucky 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

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Lighting Conditions

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Drosera – Special Features

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Drosera trinervia [Silvermine]

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Description

Drosera trinervia is a prostrate-growing fleshy root sundew from South Africa. Like all winter growing plants, it vegetates in winter (September to May) and goes into vegetative rest in summer, with lower water level.

Origin:
Silvermine, South Africa

Description:

  • Type: fleshy root Drosera (winter growing plants)
  • Climate: subtropical
  • Life-cycle: perennial (Summer dormancy)
  • Form: prostrate
  • Leaf: green, reddish if under very bright sun
  • 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 fleshy root Drosera?
In-vitro plants are acclimated in a Grow 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 step the plant is brought outside, under direct sunlight with the classic tray system as watering method and so, keeping always some amount of water in the tray. As with the majority of carnivorous plants, we use distilled water produced by our reverse osmosis system.

Lighting:
Full sunshine during the vegetation months, which for us coincide with the months between September and May. In summer It’s not necessary to expose the pot with dormant plants to full sun.

Water and Summer/Winter management:
The fleshy root are a form of defense that these Sundews use to shelter themselves from the heat and dryness of the summer period. During the summer, the pots containing the resting plants, should be watered less than the normal.
With the arrival of cool September we behave differently: we can start watering the pot more, as with other sundews, adding the classic 2-3 cm of distilled water in the saucer. In this way we will simulate the beginning of the rainy season and the plants will sprout from the vegetative rest in a short time.

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.

Seasonally and temperature:
Subtropical sundews need a vegetative rest during summer to get through the dry season, they don’t produce hibernacula because the reserves are present in the roots.
Winters in a subtropical climate are cool but not cold, meaning that temperatures drop but rarely fall below 10°C. In winter it is still possible to grow the hardiest species outdoors (e.g. Drosera capensis) but it is very important to protect them from frost and to increase the water in the saucer.
Ideally, you should have a cold greenhouse in which to protect them. Alternatively, many growers use the interior space of double windows by using the warmth of their home to create a greenhouse-like space in which to overwinter their plants, or a terrarium equipped with artificial lights. If you do not have a terrarium, it is normal to notice a loss of vigour and slow growth. As the days get longer and temperatures rise, however, they will grow and flourish again and give great satisfaction!

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

Source

Diflora has begun the propagation of this Drosera using seeds germinated in vitro in our laboratory. This specimen was chosen for its uniqueness in terms of shape and color, resulting in a distinctive product in the market.

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 dense liquid of the nearby  trichomes wrap the insect causing a macabre destiny for the unlucky victim: the tracheas, respiratory holes placed on the surface of the exoskeleton of insects, are obstructed causing their death by suffocation.

Cultivation

,

Best Season

,

Lighting Conditions

,

Drosera – Special Features

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