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Drosera rupicola red x green form is a carnivorous plant from western Australia
Droser rupicola red x green form is an erect form tuberous sundew
Like all tuberous it grows in winter (from September to May) and It goes dormant in the hot and dry season, forming the tuber.
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Drosera rupicola red x green 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 rupicola red x green form by Sean Spence’s seeds. Micropropagation allows the preservation of the mother plant genome avoiding contamination and genetic variation caused by traditional pollination followed by seeds production
Drosera rupicola grows indoors during the winter period (from November to March) under LED lights placed 3at 20°C. During the warm period (from April to October) the plant is grown outside in full sun.
Among the semi-erect tuberous sundew is one of our favorites plant. The stem is thick and the trap is massive, colorful and elegant.
As all sundews Drosera rupicola red x green 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: red and green
Trap color: red and greenish
Type: tuberous sundew with erect form, easy to grow.
Shipping: in pot 6.5cm ceramic color diameter.
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