I just wanted to share some pictures of this awesome sundew that is little-known and little-grown in the US.
The reason I like it is because of it's large size and superior trapping ability--it can catch houseflies with ease This sundew catches more than a VFT! A forest of them is extremely deadly. In fact, this is the strongest sundew I have ever grown.
D. indica is an annual that occurs in Southeast Asia and North Africa (I think). In cultivation, the seeds are best sown in the spring and allowed to grow into mature and very big plants in the summer.This species grows best in hot conditions. It likes sandier soil than most CP's also. It can tolerate very dry conditions, and is perfect for growing with VFTs.
THIS SUNDEW LOVES HOT, DRY SUMMERS! It might also like more moist ones...I just have the experience of semi-arid SD
Now for the photos!!!
Here are some juvenile plants with some nice prey, a butterfly.
And some more young ones with some other cps.
Even younger ones with some big flies...
A bigger plant growing with D. rotundifolia in sandy soil. If the sundew is going to be wet then it needs lots of sand!
A large plant at 10" tall!
Some carnage; Notice the housefly
And even more dead bugs! This sundew catches them by the tons!
I hope you you enjoyed the photos! If you want to give this sundew a try (I think everybody should) then click here to go to a thread where I'm offering the seed for SASE.