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Drosera ramellosa is a carnivorous plant from western Australia
Drosera ramellosa is a climbing-scrambling 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 ramellosa is a tuberous sundew on sale at diflora’s webshop: it’s an easy to grow erect form of sundew.
Diflora began the micropropagation of Drosera ramellosa by seeds from Maurizio Saroldi. Micropropagation allows the preservation of the mother plant genome avoiding contamination and genetic variation caused by traditional pollination followed by seeds production
How we grow it?
Drosera ramellosa 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 belongs to the group of semi-erect tuberous. It doesn’t develop too long stem but It is thicker then than many other tuberous sundews. Unique in its shapes, it’s also brightly green in colour. Recommended!
As all sundews Drosera ramellosa 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 stage, then erect
Leaf color: strong green
Trap color: strong green
Type: tuberous sundew with erect form, easy to grow.
Shipping: in pot 6.5cm ceramic color diameter.
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