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Drosera spatulata - Spoon-leaved Sundew

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Species Name: Drosera spatulata

Common Name: Spoon-leaved Sundew 

Defining Characteristics: 

  • This carnivorous species have spoon-shaped leaves with sticky drops of mucilage that help digest small insects that become trapped in the deceiving looking dew
  • When conditions are right, mucilage forms on the leaves of the plant and becomes stickier
  • Unlike some other carnivorous species, this species does not require a dormancy period

Recommended Pot Size: Small 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.

 

Temperature Requirement (°F): 45-90°

Humidity: 50-100%

Watering Frequency: This plant needs to stay consistently wet and only dechlorinated or distilled water can be used.

Lighting:  Partial Shade 

Soil Type: Carnivorous Plant soil is recommended

Growth Rate: Slower grower, but can quickly spread if being fed

Height at Maturity: 2-3 inches 

Origin: This is a prevalent plant that goes from Southeast Asia, Southern Japan, China New Guinea, Micronesia, and into Eastern areas such as New Zealand, Tasmania, and Australia

Regional Locality: Often found in tropical and temperate regions where there are bogs with sandy acidic soil

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-10

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use: At Josh’s Frogs, we advise against putting carnivorous plants in with any animal.

 

Aquatic 

Temperate 

  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes
  • Geckos
  • Temperate Vivariums

Tropical

Desert 

  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes
  • Geckos
  • Tropical Vivariums
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: Under the correct conditions, this plant will thrive and spread very quickly if given the opportunity. To feed this plant, we recommend using Hydei fruit flies and feeding it at least once a week to every two weeks, but this plant can survive a couple of months without being fed.

Shipping Notes: Generous LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEE offered

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly, removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home.

Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

ALL PLANTS ARE SHIPPED IN POTS WITH SOIL OR OTHER MEDIA UNLESS IT IS DEEMED NECESSARY TO SHIP BARE ROOT.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5 inch pot.

Shipping

This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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