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Drosera andersoniana (tuberosa)

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Drosera andersoniana white flowered form is a carnivorous plant from Australia.

It is an erect growing tuberous Drosera

Like all tuberous sundews it grows in winter (from September to May) and goes dormant during summer, in dry hot season, forming the tuber.

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Drosera andersoniana white flowered form is a tuberous sundew on sale at diflora’s webshop: it’s an easy to grow erect form of Drosera.


What is our source for this Drosera?

Diflora began the micropropagation of Drosera andersoniana by seeds from Sean Spence. Micropropagation allows the preservation of the mother plant genome avoiding contamination and genetic variation caused by traditional pollination followed by seeds production

How we grow Drosera andersoniana?

Drosera andersoniana grows indoors during the winter period (from November to March) under LED lights placed 30-40 at temperature  under 20°C. During the warm period (April to October) the plant is grown outside in full sun.

What we think about it?

Among the tuberous sundew with erect growth, is certainly one of the most colorful. It also shows a prolonged and interesting prostate early stage.

What is Its main strategy to catch prey ?

As all sundews Drosera andersoniana 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.


Western Australia


Shape: prostrate in early steps but erect whene it grow

Leaf color: red and green

Trap color: red and green

Type: tuberous sundew with erect form, easy to grow.

Shipping: in pot 6.5cm ceramic color diameter.

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