Drosera Roraimae Seeds (South American)

Drosera Roraimae Seeds (South American)

The visiting insects are attracted to the leaves by the glistening tips of the hairs. The leaves, curl around any captured prey like a fist.
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Drosera Roraimae
On most Tepuis, in Venezuella, you can find Drosera roraimae, a tropical, semi-erect Drosera, which appear quite similar to Drosera auyan tepui. On the Tepuis, the plant can soak up the maximum sunlight. The Tepui is a splendid sight in almost 3 000 meters of height. The leaves form a rosette. Drosera roraimae flowers frequently. The plant produces many flowers, sometimes up to 50 per plant stem. It is easily propagated by leaf cuttings. The visiting insects are attracted to the leaves by the glistening tips of the hairs. The leaves, curl around any captured prey like a fist. Once caught the insect is digested by the sticky digestive fluid poured out by the plant. This unique way of obtaining nitrogenous food enables these plants to live in soils poor in available nitrogen. Hardiness zone 10, (1øC/35øF) in Winter. Grow in bright light. You can use a mix of one part peat moss for one part sand. There's no need to fertilize, as the plant relies on insects for food. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings. Water must be distilled or rain water because they do not tolerate city or hard water. It is a good idea to place a pie pan or large saucer, with about an inch of water in it, under the pot. Elevate the pot by placing pebbles under it so that the base of the pot is barely in contact with the water, not submerged; the growing medium must stay moist, but never soggy. This will keep the humidity around the plant higher and it will ensure that the plant has a constant source of moisture. The humidity should be between 60-80%.
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Label Drosera roraimae
Common name Sundew
Genus Drosera
Species Drosera roraimae
Germination The seeds require 6 weeks hot stratification. Sow directly on the surface of your moist but not soaked soil mix. Do not cover them with any medium, the seeds are really tiny. After hot stratification, somewhat uncover the top of the pot, so that moisture and heat drop a little. Place the pot in an area with real nice strong light and keep the temperature around 20øC/68øF.

When you see some tiny plants starting to sprout, slowly open the top of the pot, a little each day, so that the new seedlings don't go into shock from the humidity being lowered too quickly. After hot stratification, germination usually occurs in 1-3 months, but it can be prolonged up to several months, depending on their degree of unbroken dormancy, don't give up. Be very gentle with the new seedlings, not to destroy anything, it is very tiny. Make sure that it gets good air circulation.
Scarification / Stratification It creates a hot and moist environment for the seeds. This will break their dormancy. Place the seeds on top of a prepared soil mix. Put the pots with seeds in plastic ziplock bags under but not too close to florescent lights. A temperature around 25øC / 76øF works best. Make sure to check the seeds often. If fungus or mold appears treat it with a fungicide.
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