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Small and very colorful variant of Drosera paradoxa
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Drosera paradoxa is a wooly sundew on sale at diflora’s webshop: it’s a petiolaris complex Drosera from Australia
Diflora began the micropropagation of Drosera paradoxa by 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 paradoxa grows indoors during the winter period (from November to March) under LED lights placedat 20°C. During the warm period (from April to October) the plant is grown outside in full sun.
Wooly sundew, It reaches small dimension with bright red traps.
As all sundews Drosera paradoxa 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
Trap color: red
Type: wooly sundew
Shipping: in pot 6.5cm ceramic color diameter.
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