Sundews shimmer and glisten as if the sun were glancing off their dew-covered leaves. But guess what, that's not dew! The leaves of a sundew are covered with long, nectar-tipped tentacles. This nectar is also a powerful glue, which traps the unfortunate insect that stops for a sip. The struggles of an insect as small as a gnat cause the leaf to slowly curl around its trapped prey. They also cue the leaf to produce digestive enzymes that dissolve the captured insect, and the plant absorbs the liquid, nutrient-rich soup. And you can't fool a sundew. Non-nutritious matter that falls onto a sundew may cause a leaf to begin to curl, but it soon rejects and releases the offending annoyance. They thrive extremely well in our tropical climate and are easy to care for.
Dimensions: 10cmØ by 18cmH
Light: Partial Sun
Fertilizer: Keep me in top form and boost leafy growth by feeding me once every month with nitrate-rich fertilizer (foliage fertilizer)