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A very nice all red form of Drosera filiformis .
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Drosera filiformis all red is a temperate sundew on sale at diflora’s webshop: it’s an easy to grow Drosera from North America.
Diflora began the micropropagation of this Drosera by leaves organogenesis. Micropropagation allows the preservation of the mother plant genome avoiding contamination and genetic variation caused by traditional pollination followed by seeds production
Drosera filiformis all red grows outside all year round since It is able to resist to below zero temperature.
A very nice all red form of Drosera filiformis.
As all sundews Drosera filiformis all red 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: green-red
Trap color: red if exposed in full sun
Type: temperate sundew
Shipping: in pot 6.5cm ceramic color diameter.
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