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How to grow and care for Drosera (Sundews) carnivorous plants in terrariums

Drosera (Sundews) Carnivourous Plant

Sundew carnivorous plants are a great addition to terrariums. They capture and digest insects using glands over their leaves.

Drosera, Sundews

Type: Carnivorous | Size: Medium, Up to 60cm tall.

Sundew carnivorous plants are a great addition to terrariums. They capture and digest insects using glands over their leaves.

How to grow and care for Drosera:

What soil should I use for Drosera plants?

The best type of soil for a carnivorous plant is a mix of peat moss and sand.

Ideal Lighting Conditions for Drosera:

Medium to bright direct light

Ideal Temperatue Conditions for Drosera:

If you want to create a warm habitat for your plants, you will need to heat a terrarium. A good way to do it is to buy a heating pad and place it under the terrarium tank and set the temperature to 20-25 degrees C. Temperature will also depend on the type of a carnivorous plant.

Ideal Watering Conditions for Drosera:

Only use purified, distilled, demineralized water or natural rainwater. You will only need to feed your carnivorous plant if you keep it inside the house. If it is outside, it will take care of the food by capturing the bugs that sit down in the trap to enjoy the nectar. Some plants will even manage to capture bugs inside the house, so make sure to check on them.

Ideal Humidity Conditions for Drosera:

Carnivorous plants generally love humidity of 60% to 90%.

Growing Drosera in terrariums:

Terrariums are a great way to grow carnivorous plants as they maintain high humidity, consistent temperatures and can be placed in good lighting conditions. Most carnivorous plants live in wet conditions, in a nutrient-poor soil. This is why carnivorous plants trap insects and digest them to get nutrients. These amazing plants do well in humid conditions and very bright direct light.

You can grow carnivorous plants in both open and closed terrariums. The issue with carnivorous plants in closed terrariums comes down to feeding, as it can difficult for plants to find live feed. You can choose a terrarium container that has a small opening, or feed your carnivorous plants yourself.

Where to buy Drosera:

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