Drosera Regia Growing and Care
We grow our D. regia both indoors and outdoors in coastal Southern California. They are native to South Africa and can be found growing at altitudes between 1500-3000 feet where temperatures are slightly cooler averaging about 70-80 degrees during the day, cooler at night.
Mature regia tentacles capture prey and tightly coil around them. After shipping, you can expect any coiling to be on delay for a few weeks.
This variety is tolerant to soil fertilization. If you decide to go that route, what I recommend is to use a 10-20ml dropper, use Maxsea or a similar soft fertilizer and feed it directly down the center. In roughly one week, top water your plant to flush out any extra nutrients.
They are potted in a mix of long fiber sphagnum with sand, perlite and clay pellets. This mix keeps the roots cool and allows for top watering which makes flushing the soil easy. In a few months with proper care, you should have yourself a nice 6-8"+ king sundew.
Drosera Regia Sizes
Youngster - Approximately 3-4 Inches tall, healthy and on its way to being a large plant
Grown Up - A fully established large plant that has been through at least one dormancy. Leaf blades range from 5-7 Inches during the off season.
**12/6 Update Plants are all larger and very healthy!