Sundew adelae

Sundew adelae

Characteristics and terrain

The Drosera Adelae is characterized by being one of the most famous carnivorous plants and is distinguished above all by its adhesive traps.

Among the main characteristics of Drosera Adelae we find the leaves protected by rather long tentacles, on which glands develop that allow the prey to be imprisoned, since they release plant resin.

The Drosera Adelae manages to capture prey thanks to its bright colors and the possibility of immobilizing the insect thanks to the plant resin produced by its glands.

Drosera Adelae is one of the most widespread carnivorous plants on the planet and develops a little in every part of the world.

As regards the cultivation of this carnivorous plant, it is advisable to use sphagnum peat and perlite (divided in equal quantities), while the water present in the saucer must be rainy in nature, but distilled water can also be used.


Watering and temperatures

The Drosera Adelae must be watered with good constancy: usually, watering every ten days or so is sufficient. In all these cases, it is advisable to wet the soil until it penetrates deeply, but waiting to repeat the operation only until the soil has completely dried up.

Furthermore, you can try to maintain the correct water level of the plant, by inserting the pots (for a few centimeters) inside a limited quantity of demineralized water.

The Drosera Adelae does not tolerate too rigid temperatures and, for this reason, it is advisable to place it in a closed place during the winter season, precisely because of its tropical origin.

This carnivorous plant manages to develop perfectly in humid environments, but also in greenhouses and terrariums.


Drosera adelae: Exposure and diseases

The main dangers for Drosera Adelae come from parasites, which are characterized by causing a lot of damage to the carnivorous plant if it is not treated correctly.

In any case, the Drosera plant is attacked very frequently by Aphids and the Red spider, two particularly annoying parasites.

There are also remedies for these parasites: if you want to use insecticides, the one that performs this task most effectively is certainly Reldan 22; to treat all those light infestations, however, it is recommended to use the Provado plus.

If you wanted to choose a natural remedy, instead the macerated tobacco could be an excellent solution.

As for the diseases that are caused by fungi, the most common are Botrytis and Phytium, which can be fought with the Proclaim combi, especially when they affect the aerial part of the plant.


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