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Drosera filiformis tracyi is a variety of the threadleaf sundew, a carnivorous plant native to the southeastern United States, particularly found in states like Florida and Georgia. :


Appearance: It has long, narrow leaves that can reach heights of 30-45 centimeters (12-18 inches). The leaves are thread-like and covered with dense, glandular hairs that secrete sticky mucilage. This sticky substance traps insects, which are then digested to supplement the plant's nutrient intake.


Habitat: Drosera filiformis tracyi grows in nutrient-poor, acidic soils such as bogs, fens, and wet savannas. It prefers habitats that are sunny and moist, where it can thrive by capturing insects to obtain essential nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus.


Trapping Mechanism: Similar to other sundews, this variety uses its glandular hairs to attract and trap insects. When an insect lands on a leaf and triggers the sensitive hairs, the leaf curls around the prey, ensuring it remains captured. Digestive enzymes are then secreted to break down the insect and absorb nutrients.


Cultivation: In cultivation, Drosera filiformis tracyi requires a growing medium that mimics its natural habitat, such as a mix of sphagnum moss and perlite. It should be kept consistently moist with distilled or rainwater and placed in bright, indirect sunlight or under artificial grow lights suitable for carnivorous plants.


Conservation: While not currently endangered, populations of Drosera filiformis tracyi face threats from habitat loss and degradation due to human activities like wetland drainage and development. Conservation efforts focus on preserving its native habitats and ensuring sustainable cultivation practices among enthusiasts.

Drosera filiformis var trayci

SKU: Drofiltray
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