Drosera regia is an incredibly beautiful species. It grows large, long sword-shaped leaves (up to 70cm) which wrap multiple times around prey, surrounding it with dew secreting tentacles that are equally impressive in size. Originating from a single valley in South Africa, it is one of the most vulnerable Drosera species in the wild with only a few hundred individuals left. In its native habitat, D. regia has been known to capture large beetles, moths and butterflies.
This plant can grow all year round provided warmer conditions are provided over winter. Otherwise, the plant will go dormant and resume growth in spring. Produces unusual unscented pink flowers.
Drosera regia should be cultivated in 4:1 Sphagnum peat moss and perlite or pure long fibre Sphagnum moss. This plant needs regular insects or monthly fertilizing with 1/4 strength Seasol watered into the media to maintain plant health and vigorous growth.