Plant Care Thread-Leaved Sundew

Thread-Leaved Sundew

Also known as

Threadleaf Sundew and Filiformis


Drosera filiformis

How to care for Thread-Leaved Sundew


How often to water your Thread-Leaved Sundew

Water needs for Thread-Leaved Sundew
0.5 cups
every 7

Thread-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 Thread-Leaved Sundew

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Thread-Leaved Sundew in your home

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

Thread-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.

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How to fertilize Thread-Leaved Sundew

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

Difficulty Level

Thread-Leaved 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
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Thread-Leaved Sundew

Thread-Leaved Sundew

Thread-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.

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