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Drosera gunniana (Para Wirra, Australia) is a carnivorous plant of New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria ( Southeastern Autralia)
Drosera gunniana (Para Wirra, Australia) is an upright growth tuberous Drosera
Like all tuberous tuberous it grows in winter (from September to May) and goes into vegetative rest in summer, with dry heat, forming the tuber.
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Drosera gunniana (Para Wirra, Australia) is a tuberous sundew on sale at Diflora’s webshop: it’s an easy to grow erect form of Drosera.
Diflora began the micropropagation of Drosera gunniana (Para Wirra, Australia) by seeds from Sean Spance. Micropropagation allows the preservation of the mother plant genome avoiding contamination and genetic variation caused by traditional pollination followed by seeds production
Drosera gunniana (Para Wirra, Australia) grows indoors during the winter period (from November to March) under LED lights at 20°C. During the warm period (from April to October) the plant is grown outside in full sun.
Tuberous sundew, erect grouth, golden green color. Very elegant and vigorous.
As all sundews Drosera gunniana (Para Wirra, Australia) 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.
Para Wirra, SA, Southeastern Australia
Shape: prostrate in early stage, then erect
Leaf color: bronzed green
Trap color: bronzed green
Type: tuberous sundew with erect form, easy to grow.
Shipping: in pot 6.5cm ceramic color diameter.
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