Another unusual characteristic that sets this species apart is that the new leaves unfurl with circinate vernation - typical of new fern fronds opening in the form of fiddleheads. Some cycads exhibit this as well as numerous species of the closely related carnivorous genus Drosera. However, in Drosophyllum, the new leaves unfurl from the outside rather than the inside like all other known examples of circinate vernation.
Drosophyllum comes from a Mediterranean climate, and grows most vigorously in the fall, winter and spring months. Warm days (65-75 F) and cool nights (50 F) are best. Unlike many carnivorous plants, Drosophyllum can have problems with fungal diseases if kept too wet. Let the soil surface dry slightly between waterings, and provide good air circulation and moderate humidity levels. Never leave the pots standing in water.
Summer dormant - mist only during summer months to simulate dew
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