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Drosera spiralis

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Drosera spiralis is a beautiful and very rare South American plant.

It prefers shady position during hot summers.

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Drosera spiralis is a carnivorous plant for sale at diflora shop: a subtropical Drosera from South America

 

Hystory: 

What is our source for this Drosera?

Diflora began the micropropagation of Drosera spiralis from seeds. 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 spiralis 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.

What we think about it?

Drosera spiralis is a beautiful and very rare South American plant. It prefers shady position during hot summers.

What is Its main strategy to catch prey ?

As all sundews, Drosera chimaera 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.

 

Location:

 

Sud America

Description:

 

Shape: erect

Leaf color: bronzed green

Trap color: green with red tentacles

Type: subtropical sundew, higland condition

Shipping: in pot 6.5cm ceramic color diameter.

 

Additional info:

For cultivation info visit the blog:
https://www.diflora.it/blog/

For more photos visit our facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/difloraplant

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Weight 1 kg
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