is a tropical perennial carnivorous plant that grows in alkaline (up to pH=8), calcareous, sandy grey, silty clay soil on the northern coastal areas in Berry Springs, Charlotte River, Darla, Fly Creek, Palmerston, and Wangi of Northern Territory, Australia. It can also be found on Melville Island. The soil is typically found compacted during the winter dry months. D. falconeri also likes a light shade and is the reason it can found growing in short grass and small bushes. It can also be found growing in full sun, so it is very fair to say that the species is very versatile with its growing conditions. Although, some have had trouble with growing it in cultivation, many have great success despite its reputation for being a very hard plant to grow.
The wide oblanceolate petioles lay very close to the ground and are reddish-green, or can become very red when given very intense light. They are hairless on the upper surface but the lower surface margins are pubescent covered with white hairs. The lamina are the widest of all the petiolaris complex with its kidney shape size that can reach 1 1/4″ in width (although I have seen larger in my own collection). They can also be reddish-green or dark red in color. The lamina has glandular tentacles on the upper surface that are longer at
the edges and shorter in the center while its lower surface is covered with pubescent non-dendric hairs. This combination of both wide petioles and wide lamina give D. falconeri a very familiar appearance to the Venus flytrap.
One or two racemose inflorescences are produced per plant and are usually 3.1 inches long and usually produce 10 -15 pink or white flowers in various sizes. It typically flowers from May to June. Drosera falconeri was first discovered by a Mr Falconer, the person from whom the species was named.
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.
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