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Drosera dilatato-petiolaris

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Drosera dilatato-petiolaris

is a carnivorous plant that grows one or more rosettes in damp sandy soils (sometimes on laterite in open forests) of wet depressions near sandstone outcrops of coastal areas of Arnhemland, Berrimah, Berry Springs, Channel Island, Darwin River, Humpty Doo, Nhulumbuy, Palmerston, and West Alligator River in the Northern Territory and the northern Kimberley region of Western Australia. It can also be found on sand in eucalyptus forests in Cape York Peninsula, Queensland.

Its oblanceolate to linear petioles are erect or semi-erect, which are typically green but can turn red when grown under intense light. There can be pubescent to desne white hair present depending on the humidity in which They emerge from the center in a rosette and commonly produces plantlets, known as divisions, or “growth points”. This causes the plant to grow in large patches consisting of many clumps. These large clumps can grow 1 ft across. Its orbicular lamina are orange or red. The glandular tentacles are present on its upper surface, which are longer at the edge and shorter in the center. The underneath surface is pubescently covered with long, white hairs of both being non-dendritic and dendritic.

The inflorescence reaches 8″ in height and poduces up to 20 white or pink flowers, which occurs from April to October. The scape and the lower surface of the sepals are covered with white hairs.

Natural hybrids are known from the Northern Territory, crossing with D. falconeri, D. kenneallyi, D. darwinensis and D. aff. lanata.

(Name origin: from the Latin dilatare = to enlarge, and petiolus = petiole, with reference to the large petiole)

All of our Drosera petiolaris complex are seed grown. 

From here on out, our Petiolaris Complex program will be more focused on producing pure and hybrid seeds. Because of this, we will need to keep as many pure species as possible to ensure greater success. Our goal is to grow and provide these wonderful plants in a more sustainable way by focusing on producing seeds rather than just selling live plants. We will be selling live plants still, the only difference is our stock will not constantly be available much like it was before. This change will also ensure that all plants sold will be of a mature size. Check any plant you are interested in, and if it is not in stock, then select the option to be made available for when it is back in stock. Eventually, every plant will be restocked with an overabundance in a particular species or with established divisions.  

We will still be selling LIVE Drosera petiolaris complex through two of our subscription plans. The DIAMOND  and BLUE DIAMOND plan. The prices of these plans will not raise for the foreseeable future and is the best way to get not only a live Drosera petiolaris complex plant at a great price but will soon be the only way to obtain seeds as they could possibly become even rarer pretty soon. We will not cancel your subscription no matter how rare the seeds become. Click here to check out our subscription plans. Also, sign up for push notification by clicking the red bell located on the bottom left of the screen to be alerted of any discounts or changes in inventory.