Rhode sundew

May 03, 2016 23:00 | Carnivorous Flowers

genus Drosera

Sam.Droseraceae - Droseraceae

Perhaps it is the representatives of this kind can be recommended both beginners carnivorous plants.

sundew -.. Cosmopolitan, ie, they can be found in most regions of the world, including in Russia, but most of the species - the inhabitants of Australia and New Zealand.In general - it is a perennial herbaceous plant.

amazing diversity of life forms rosyanok - erect or curly shoots, rosette leaves .. Some species grow throughout the year, while others - with fleshy or tuberous roots - have expressed a rest period.

in completely separate group miniature sundew - Pygmy Drosera, distributed mainly in Australia.It is, for example, species such as the eastern sundew - Drosera occidentalis 0,5- 1 cm in diameter and Erickson sundew - Drosera ericsoniae - reaching 3-4 cm in diameter, a true giant among pygmies.Under natural conditions, they grow almost pure sand, sometimes with a small admixture of clay.

leaves form a very diverse, they are extended, for example

, in Drosera capensis and Drosera cistifera, rounded with an extended tip - in Drosera lanata.Painting is usually green or with a slight pink tinge and red glands.leaf length ranges from 1 to 6 cm.

sundew have a very simple mechanism for trapping insects.On the surface of the leaf blade are many glands that produce a sticky liquid, and digestive enzymes.Sticking to one hair, insect starts to make erratic movements, trying to escape, and inadvertently touches the other hairs, stronger and stronger, "sticking" to the list.Besides neighboring insect hairs bend and envelop the prey, releasing a special substance, paralyzing the victim.The edge of a sheet wrapped and closes the insect.

Courtship.Sundew needs diffused light.As the substrate is recommended to mix with peat vermiculite.Humidity was maintained at 60-80%.The container with the plant in the period from May to September, is placed in the water so that its level was raised not less than 1/4 of the container height.At other times, the substrate is maintained in a wet state.In no case do not spray the plant.

sundew are quite long roots, and for them it is necessary to select the high capacity.Effectively look a few plants, planted together.

Propagation sundew leaf cuttings, suckers and seeds subsidiaries, which are sown in the spring at a temperature of 15 ° C.Very interesting are the breeding structure of the group of Pygmy - in the center of the rosette there are small calf oval egg-shaped green.They are called gems.In natural conditions - this is the main method of asexual reproduction miniature rosyanok.