Plant Care Forked Sundew

Forked Sundew

Also known as

forked sundew, fork-leaved sundew and Phycopsis


Drosera binata

How to care for Forked Sundew


How often to water your Forked Sundew

Water needs for Forked Sundew
0.5 cups
every 7

Forked 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 Forked Sundew

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Forked Sundew in your home

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

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

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

Forked Sundew does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Forked Sundew

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Forked 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 Forked Sundew after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Forked Sundew can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Forked Sundew

Forked Sundew

Forked Sundew

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 1ft from a window


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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