Drosera spatulata 'Tamlin'
Drosera spatulata 'Tamlin' is a cultivar of the spoon-leaved sundew known for its larger size compared to typical forms. Drosera spatulata is a variable, rosette-forming carnivorous plant with spoon-shaped leaves. The specific epithet "spatulata" is derived from the Latin word for "spatula-shaped," referring to the characteristic form of its leaves. This sundew has a wide range and is naturally found throughout Southeast Asia, southern China, Japan, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, eastern Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. Variants of Drosera spatulata are often named after the localities in which they are discovered.
Similar to other varieties, Drosera spatulata 'Tamlin' does not form hibernacula during the winter and can be easily cultivated using the same methods as Drosera capensis. However, carnivorous plant growers often consider D. spatulata to be a weed due to its resilience and abundant seed production when it flowers. The seeds readily germinate, resulting in the emergence of small plants in surrounding pots.
Drosera spatulata is a variable perennial plant that forms small rosettes with numerous spathulate leaves. It thrives in full sun and prefers to sit in a dish of water with 2 inches of water. This species is excellent at capturing flying insects and serves as a valuable addition to gardens aiming to reduce the need for chemical pesticides. Additionally, Drosera spatulata 'Tamlin' exhibits stunning red hairs, adding to its visual appeal.
Small plants come in a 3" pot
Medium plants come in a 4" pot
Large plants will come in a 5" pot