Giant Sundew Seeds

Drosera Gigantea Seeds (Giant Sundew Seeds)

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Giant Sundew is one of the largest erect growing species that can reach up to 1m in height.

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Drosera gigantea, commonly known as Giant sundew, is a perennial that is native to Western Australia. Giant Sundew is one of the largest erect growing species that can reach up to 1m in height. This plant is suitable for growing indoors. Drosera gigantea captures its prey with sticky tentacles that emerge from its leaves. Giant Sundew requires consistently moist soil, do not let dry out between waterings. Drosera gigantea prefers full sun to partial shade. Gibberellic acid (GA3) recommended to help with scarification. Hardiness zone: 10-11
Label Drosera gigantea
Common name Giant Sundew
Family Droseraceae
Genus Drosera
Species Drosera gigantea
Cultivar No
Therapeutic uses No
Germination Sundew requires temperatures between 45 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit (7-18oC) to initiate germination. Seedlings typically emerge during the late fall or early winter; dormancy begins when temperatures are regularly around 78 degrees (25oC).

Sometimes, conditions aren't right for seedlings to emerge the first year; but if you allow the seeds to dry out in a humid location during the summer, then move them to a cool place and begin watering them again in the fall, young plants should sprout. Dormancy is vital to sundew's survival; these plants may require up to eight months of dormancy each year.
Scarification / Stratification Sundew seeds require pre-treatment for best results. Scarification is highly recommended because the thick seed coats make it much more difficult for seedlings to emerge. Sandpaper with a 100 grit rubbed lightly over the seeds until the shiny outer coating is dull helps to thin the coat enough to improve germination rate. It may take more than a year for your seeds to germinate, so be patient after planting.

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