Plant Care Spoon-Leaved Sundew

Spoon-Leaved Sundew

4.8 out of 5 (6 experiences)

Spoon-Leaved Sundew has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet
Spoon-Leaved Sundew has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Spoon-Leaf Sundew and Spatula Sundew


Drosera spatulata

How to care for Spoon-Leaved Sundew


How often to water your Spoon-Leaved Sundew

Water needs for Spoon-Leaved Sundew
0.5 cups
every 7

Spoon-Leaved 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 Spoon-Leaved Sundew

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Spoon-Leaved Sundew in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Spoon-Leaved Sundew: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Spoon-Leaved Sundew 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.

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


How to fertilize Spoon-Leaved Sundew

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Spoon-Leaved Sundew

Spoon-Leaved Sundew

Spoon-Leaved Sundew

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.

What other plant parents say

Spoon-Leaved Sundew has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 5
Spoon-Leaved Sundew has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Spoon-Leaved Sundew has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Spoon-Leaved Sundew has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Casacass avatar
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 749 XP

Very easy to care for, especially for habitual over waterers!

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Survivor Survivor
Risaree1957 avatar
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 4,188 XP
globe Tualatin, Oregon

Despite the two by two inch pot it’s in, and the need to be watered with either rain water or distilled water this plant is surviving. I don’t have much in the way of pest in here, so I’m trying to get one of the little flying bugs in here so I can stick on one of the little petals and feed it. I’m looking forward to seeing it through be on

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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