Drosera binata, Fork-leafed Sundew
This Drosera has single fork leafed stems. It is unique among sundews in having narrow, branching leaves. Small insects that are trapped on the sticky tentacles become slowly digested, providing nutrients to the plant. Drosera binata is found primarily in sandy marshes of southern and eastern Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. All Drosera binata forms go through a period of dormancy. They are warm temperate plants and will either seasonally go dormant if under natural light or occasionally go dormant if under artificial light. During dormancy the plants stop producing new leaves and effectively die back to the ground.
We recommend planting this plug in our Drosera soil.
This plant ships as a 2″ fully rooted starter plant.
- Sundews do best in part shade to bright sunlight. They are well suited for growing on window ledges.
- Water with distilled or non-chlorinated water. Avoid watering the crown of the plant.
- Drosera generally do well in terrariums.
- If your Drosera has little to no dew, increase light.
- Feed your Drosera in the growing season, once every two weeks for robust growth and flower production. Use small gnats or small fish food flakes.
- Toxicity: Sundews are non-toxic and safe for pets and humans.
- Skill Level: Beginner