Drosera sessilifolia - 20 seeds

Drosera sessilifolia - 20 seeds


Drosera sessilifolia is found in Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela and possibly N Argentina, Paraguay, E Bolivia, E Peru, SE Colombia, French Guiana and Surinam. The plants from seeds distributed by the Seed Bank tend to be 1 to 2 cm across, and tend to be golden green with red tentacles. The scapes tend to be 5 to 8 cm long, do not curve at the base, and have pink flowers.

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n the wild  Drosera sessilifolia generally grow as annuals. This means under normal circumstances within one growing season they will grow quickly, bloom, set seed and die. The seeds sprout with the onset of the next rainy season and require warm and bright conditions to do well. The plants bloom and then die as the ground dries out.

You can maintain a number of years if you remove the flower stalks as soon as you notice them, keep the plants in their ideal circumstances of heat and light, and repot them about every three years after the mat of old leaves gets thick enough to interfere with new roots. Since it is difficult to clean up and repot the plants without some losses, it is best to allow some of the plants to bloom. When you allow them to bloom, the plants may be reduced in size substantially and have difficulty recovering if you have not been feeding them regularly. Feed them to keep this from happening. If the plants are in a terrarium that fogs, the plants should probably be removed or moved to a drier terrarium so the capsules don't get moldy.

Drosera sessilifolia plants can be started from seed and grown like other subtropical Drosera. A temperature between 20°C to 25°C (70°F to 80°F) works best for germination of Drosera sessilifolia; Adult plants are best managed in small pots in trays of water. They do very well under a constant light cycle in terrariums at typical human house temperatures.