Carnivorous Plants/Drosera T-Form


I have a T-Form sundew that I feel seems to be unhealthy, from what I've heard, these sundews are supposed to at least be slightly red, however my sundews are almost completely devoid of red color aside from when the leaves are first coming out, there are at least 3 or 4 plants within two square inches and I was wondering if maybe that could be causing the discoloration, and if not, what else could I be doing wrong? The plants have 8+ hours of sun per day and I live in Miami, Florida

Based on your photo, your plant looks perfectly healthy.  Good job!  Some forms of Drosera binata will remain green regardless of the amount of sunlight.  It's all about genetics.  You're doing nothing wrong.  That's how that specific plant is supposed to look.

Good growing!
Jacob Farin

Carnivorous Plants

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Sarracenia Northwest


If your carnivorous plant is showing poor growth, discoloration, abnormal leaves or possible infestation, the expert growers at Sarracenia Northwest can help! They have a great depth of experience dealing with diseases, pathogens, and abnormal growth in carnivorous plants.

Before submitting your question, please read their care guides on their main website. Many issues can be addressed by simply adjusting your growing conditions as recommended in the care guides. Click here to read the care guides.

Over 9,000 questions answered since 2005!


Jeff and Jacob are owners and growers of Sarracenia Northwest. They've been in business since 1995. Watch their professionally produced DVDs, Grow Carnivorous Plants. It is a three-volume set that covers all aspects of carnivorous plant care. They literally show you how to be a successful grower!


No terrariums. No myths. No nonsense.
Just the straight facts from guys who grow and propagate
thousands of carnivorous plants each year.

Our focus is to help help growers diagnose a specific plant problem and offer solutions. For example:
  • Why is my sundew not producing dew?
  • Is now a good time to divide my Sarracenia?
  • Why are the traps turning black?
  • What's a good substitute for perlite?
  • Why didn't my seeds germinate?
  • How do you deal with pests?
  • Can you identify this carnivorous plant for me?
We no longer answer general, how-to questions that are already posted on our website or demonstrated in our DVDs. For general plant care, please read our care guides:

For business questions:

Youtube Facebook
Follow us on Youtube and Facebook!

©2017 All rights reserved.