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Drosera nidiformis Debbert

Family Name: Droseraceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Lots of Water Herbaceous


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic, Heterotrophic (Insectivorous / Carnivorous)


Native Distribution South Africa
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
Local Conservation Status 1 Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form This species forms a loose clump of leaves.
Foliage The narrow, spoon-shaped leaves are loosely arranged in a clump and grow over 5 cm long. Leaves will curl around trapped prey within 2-3 hours. New leaves are held erect, while older leaves are held at an angle.
Stems This species lacks a stem.
Flowers The flowers are self-pollinating and produce a large number of seeds which easily germinate without treatment.
Cultivation Pot the plant in a half peat, half sand mixture which has been first thoroughly rinsed of contaminants, minerals and nutrients. Feed the plant once every 2 weeks to promote vigorous growth and flowering.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Lots of Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Maintenance Requirements Moderate
Propagation Method Seed, Leaf Cutting, Root Cutting, Division


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Sticky
Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) Green
Young Flush Texture(s) Sticky
Foliar Modification Sticky Trap
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Rosulate / Rosette
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Spathulate)
Foliar Venation Recticulate
Foliar Margin Entire
Foliar Apex - Tip Rounded
Foliar Base Attenuate
Typical Foliar Area Nanophyll ( 0.25cm2 - 2.25 cm2 )

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Master ID 32885
Species ID 7299
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.