But while carnivorous plants are easy to purchase (for most of us, usually on impulse), they can prove a little harder to keep thriving after you get them home. Get to know a little more about caring for the plant world’s carnivores, and enjoy a stunning collection of these botanical curiosities.
Sundews (Drosera sp.) are small perennials that are easy to grow. The sundew family includes many species native to Australia. Some species have rosettelike shapes, while others look more like a tangle of stems – but all are covered in fine hairs with sticky dew-like droplets that attract, and trap, insects.
How do I grow them?
In pots in a position with plenty of sun, and keep plants damp to wet. Choose a species that suits your climate – there are sundews native to climates varying from tropical swamps to cold and frosty areas. And with so many Australian species, these are the best options to choose.
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