Double Leaved Sundew

Drosera binata | Also known as: Fork Leaved Sundew, Old Man's Eyebrows | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Some old men have quite spectacularly bushy eyebrows, and now you can grow your own luxurious Old Man's Eyebrows so you needn't miss out.

Drosera binate, or the Double Leaved Sundew, is an insect eating plant that is so named because of its lance shaped, forked double leaves. It’s bright green in colour, and sports tiny white flowers that often grace its slender frame all year through. It hates the cold (and who can blame it) so to successfully grow in Britain it needs to be grown indoors. However, if you wish you can move it outside during the hotter months. It does take some skill to grow, and you need to be prepared to provide on-going care throughout the year for the best results.

Rate it:
Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.2 - 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0.2
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • root cuttings
  • leaf cuttings
Growth habit
  • Rosette
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
Hardiness zone
  • Z8-10
Heat zone
  • H10-8
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -12 - 4
Heat days
  • 90 - 180
Moisture
  • poorly-drained
  • boggy
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Exotic, house plants & other
  • Carnivorous
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Bog garden
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Containers
Gardening expertise
  • intermediate
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years