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Drosera indumenta is a carnivorous plant from Western Australia.
Drosera indumenta is an upright growth tuberous sundew
Like all tuberous it grows in winter (from September to May) and goes dormant in the hot and dry season, forming the tuber.
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Drosera indumenta 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 indumenta by seeds from sterile flask. Micropropagation allows the preservation of the mother plant genome avoiding contamination and genetic variation caused by traditional pollination followed by seeds production
Drosera indumenta 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.
It is a climbing species of tuberows sundew, reaching 45 to 65 cm in length. It’s a member of the macrantha complex, that’s comprehensive of some of the most vigorous and easy to grow plants .
As all sundews Drosera indumenta 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.
Shape: prostrate in early steage, 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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