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Beautiful and particular South African Drosera with an unusual brown-golden color
Very sensitive to cold!
Drosera curvipes is a sundew on sale at diflora’s webshop: an easy to grow subtropical Drosera from South Africa
Diflora began the micropropagation of Drosera curvipes from seeds. Micropropagation allows the preservation of the mother plant genome avoiding contamination and genetic variation caused by traditional pollination followed by seeds production
Drosera curvipes grows indoors during the winter period (from November to March) under LED lights at 20 °C with a photoperiod of 16h to promote the vegetative phase. During the warm period (from April to October) the plant is grown outside.
An awesome sundew, easy to grow with a completely unusual color. The stem of the plant when exposed in full sun becomes brownish-red with golden green traps. Be careful, however, it is very sensitive to cold!
As all sundews, Drosera curvipes 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.
Leaf color: brownish – green
Trap color: golden green
Type: subtropical sundew
Shipping: in pot 6.5cm ceramic color diameter.
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