Plant Care Common Sundew

Common Sundew

Also known as

Round-Leaved Sundew, Round-Leaved Sundew and Roundleaf Sundew

Taxonomy

Drosera rotundifolia
Drosera
Droseraceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Common Sundew

💦 Water

How often to water your Common Sundew

Water needs for Common Sundew
0.5 cups
every 7

Common Sundew needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Common Sundew

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Round-Leaved Sundew in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Sundew: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Sundew love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Common Sundew does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Common Sundew in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Sundew

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Sundew: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Common Sundew after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Common Sundew is sensitive to dry soil and should be watered frequently. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Round-Leaved Sundew Water Frequency →

Round-Leaved Sundew Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Common Sundew requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Round-Leaved Sundew Light Requirements →

Round-Leaved Sundew Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Common Sundew does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Round-Leaved Sundew →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Common Sundew grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Round-Leaved Sundew →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Common Sundew can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 3a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Round-Leaved Sundew Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Common Sundew

Common Sundew

Common Sundew


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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