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Drosera hilaris (100 seeds)


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Drosera hilaris. (Droceraceae) Insectivorous, sprawling perennial to 35cm, very deep-rooted, with unbranched leafy stem. Leaves oblanceolate, up to 7cm long, densely rusty-hairy beneath, stipules fringed, reduced; flowers magenta or purple, only open in sunlight, flower stem erect from base; stigmas simple or weakly divided. Sowing : Use a soil mix of 50% peat moss and 50% perlite. Make sure the soil is completely moist. Use a 4-inch pot if you are sowing a small pinch of these seeds. Sprinkle your seeds evenly over the soil and very gently tap them down. Keep your pot in standing water. Use a tray or a bowl to set your pot in, and fill it up with water. Keep the water line no more than half way up the pot. Use water that is low in minerals. Keep the air temperature between 75°F and 85°F for optimal germination. Locality: Kleinmond. Harvest: January 2023