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Drosera Paradoxa

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SKU: PWLM1004

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ABOUT THE PLANT

 

Drosera paradoxa, commonly known as the paradox sundew, is a carnivorous plant that belongs to the Droseraceae family. It is native to Western Australia and is known for its unique characteristics. Here are some key features of Drosera paradoxa:

  1. Leaf Shape: One of the most distinctive characteristics of Drosera paradoxa is the shape of its leaves. Unlike the typical flat, sticky leaves of many sundew species, the leaves of Drosera paradoxa are elongated, cylindrical, and spiral in shape. This unique adaptation allows the plant to capture a wider range of prey.

  2. Tentacle Arrangement: The leaves of Drosera paradoxa are covered in numerous, red, glandular tentacles. These tentacles secrete a sticky mucilage that captures and immobilizes insects. The tentacles are densely packed on the spiral leaves.

  3. Red Coloration: The tentacles and leaves of Drosera paradoxa are often vividly colored in shades of red, which enhances their attractiveness to insects. The red coloration is believed to mimic the appearance of flowers or ripe fruits, luring unsuspecting insects.

  4. Prey Capture: Insects are attracted to the plant by the shiny, sticky mucilage on its tentacles, mistaking it for a food source. When an insect lands on the tentacles, it becomes ensnared, and the tentacles slowly curl around the prey, bringing it closer to the center of