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Drosera curvipes

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Beautiful and particular South African Drosera with an unusual brown-golden color

Very sensitive to cold!

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Drosera curvipes is a sundew on sale at diflora’s webshop: an easy to grow subtropical Drosera from South Africa

 

Hystory: 

What is our source for this Drosera?

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

How we grow it?

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.

What we think about it?

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!

What is Its main strategy to catch prey ?

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.

 

Location:

Sud Africa

 

Description:

Shape: semi-erect

Leaf color: brownish – green

Trap color: golden green

Type: subtropical sundew

Shipping: in pot 6.5cm ceramic color diameter.

 

Additional info:

For cultivation info visit the blog:
https://www.diflora.it/blog/

For more photos visit our facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/difloraplant

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