Drosera binata var. multifida

Drosera binata var. multifida

Forked-leaf sundew

  • Botanical name: Drosera binata var. multifida
  • Common name: Forked-leaf sundew
  • Family: Droseraceae
  • Plant Type: House plant
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The forked-leaf sundew, Drosera binata, is an unusual looking plant, bearing ‘forked’ leaves covered in tiny hairs, capable of trapping insects and spiders.


Drosera binata var. multifida is a particularly attractive variety, its trailing, red-tentacled leaves giving the plant an almost fern-like appearance. It’s a good choice for growing in a hanging basket if you can keep the soil moist, as this is the best way to show off its incredible forked leaves, which can trail down over the side. 


Grow Drosera binata var. multifida in full sun in a nutrient-poor, neutral to acidic medium, such as sphagnum moss mixed with sand or perlite. Keep well watered, ideally with rainwater.

How to grow Drosera binata

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: Boggy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

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Drosera binata and wildlife

Drosera binata has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Drosera binata poisonous?

Drosera binata has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Drosera binata