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Drosera lunata is a carnivorous plant from Western Australia.
Drosera lunata is an erect 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.
Drosera lunata (pink flower form) 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 lunata by Sean Spence’s seeds, bought in 2019. Micropropagation allows the preservation of the mother plant genome avoiding contamination and genetic variation caused by traditional pollination followed by seeds production
Drosera lunata 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.
Among the tuberous Drosera with erect growth, it’s one of the most vigorous. The clumpy pots, full of golden leaves, make it one of the most amazing and suitable sundews for beginners of tuberous Drosera.
As all sundews Drosera lanata 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.
Castlereagh, NSW, Australia
Shape: prostrate in early stage, then erect
Leaf color: golden green
Trap color: golden green
Type: tuberous sundew with erect form, easy to grow.
Shipping: in pot 6.5cm ceramic color diameter.
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