Plant Care Drosera Rotundifolia

Drosera Rotundifolia

Also known as

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


Drosera rotundifolia

How to care for Drosera Rotundifolia


How often to water your Drosera Rotundifolia

Water needs for Drosera Rotundifolia
0.5 cups
every 7

Drosera Rotundifolia 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 Drosera Rotundifolia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Round-Leaved Sundew in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Drosera Rotundifolia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Drosera Rotundifolia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Drosera Rotundifolia

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

Care Summary for Drosera Rotundifolia

Drosera Rotundifolia

Drosera Rotundifolia

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 3ft 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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