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 located in Louisville, Kentucky.

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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Common Sundew in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

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Growing Common Sundew in Louisville right now

Light needs for plant Common Sundew in Louisville, Kentucky

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

November 25th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Louisville is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in d…

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Light needs for plant Common Sundew in Louisville, Kentucky

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 30.1% ☀️

November 24th, 2021

Louisville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Louisville is expected to decrease by 30.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.6 megajoules of energy per m…

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Light needs for plant Common Sundew in Louisville, Kentucky

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

November 24th, 2021

This month, Louisville is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours of d…

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Finding light for Round-Leaved Sundew in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Sundew: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Common Sundew may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Louisville, Kentucky ⛅.

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.

When to repot Common Sundew

Nutrient needs for plant Common Sundew in Louisville, Kentucky

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 22nd, 2021

The growing potential in Louisville is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best …

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Care Summary for Common Sundew

Common Sundew

Common Sundew


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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