Among the incredible genera of carnivorous plants we find a very special one, so much so that it is known by the popular name of “sun dew”. We are talking about Sundewplants that capture insects to feed themselves and that have conquered the hearts of millions of people around the world.
let’s learn how to take care of them.
I love these plants. They are incredibly ornamental And, although it may seem the opposite, they are not as difficult to take care of as they might lead us to think at first. Yes, it is true that they are more complicated than other genus of carnivorous plants, especially if we compare their cultivation requirements with those of Sarracenia for example, but once you finish adapting to your plant and it finishes adapting to you, then You create a relationship that, believe me, will not break so easily. In fact, it can be the start of a collection.
But let’s get back to the topic at hand. To get a sundew to be healthy it is necessary to have the following: peat moss mixed with 50% perlite, plastic pot, and soft water (distilled, osmosis or rain). If you have all this, my first recommendation is that you transplant your plant as soon as the weather improves, unless it comes from a nursery specialized in the cultivation of this type of plants, since most likely it has been watered with a type of water that is not suitable for her.
The next step will be choose the ideal locationwhich will be the one in which it is protected from direct light, and also from frost. Its optimal temperature range is between 10 and 30 degrees, although there are some species such as the d. Alice, D. scorpioides or the D. spathulatawhich are the easiest to get at any nearby garden store, which can withstand very mild frosts. If you live in an area with cold or extreme winters, you can keep it indoors with lots of light away from drafts.
For it to grow healthy, a certain degree of humidity must always be maintained in the substrate, since it does not tolerate drought. Finally remember that it should not be paidsince its roots cannot absorb the compost directly.
Do you have any at home?