Drosera aff. lanata

Brand: GCS

Drosera aff. lantata is part of the Petiolaris Complex. These particular plants were originally collected around Flying Fox Creek in the Northern Territory of Australia. The leaves turn deep red in intense light and the petioles (stems) are covered in numerous white hairs that give the plant a silvery sheen.

Light: Full sun
Mature size: 2 – 2.5 inches in diameter
Soil: pure peat, peat-sand mix, or long-fiber sphagnum
Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, or fish food every 2-3 weeks, only use fertilizer if you have plenty of experience growing carnivorous plants
Humidity: 50-90%
Water: Keep wet at all times during the active growing season, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Temperature: 45-90°F with hotter temperatures preferred, this species prefers warm roots so a heat mat may also be beneficial
Dormancy: Dormant during the dry season. Trigger dormancy by reducing the length of the photoperiod for about around 3 months. Reduce watering during dormancy and only feed if there is dew on the traps.