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Rare south american sundew
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Drosera villosa is a carnivorous plant for sale at diflora shop: a slow growing subtropical Drosera from South America
Diflora began the micropropagation of Drosera villosa from 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 villosa 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.
Drosera villosa is a beautiful and very rare South American plant. It is a slow growing plants.
As all sundews, Drosera villosa 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: bronzed green
Trap color: green with red tentacles
Type: subtropical sundew, highland condition
Shipping: in pot 6.5cm ceramic color diameter.
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