Photos to Brighten Your Day: Drosera Flowers!

Happy Hump Day, friends!  It’s also April Fool’s, but I’m not pranking anybody today. I know the middle of the week can be tough to get through, so this post is all about some pretty drosera flowers to hopefully brighten your day and and bring the weekend a little closer. 🙂

These flowers in particular are Drosera nidiformis. I have read that allowing them to flower may cause the plant to die, BUT! feeding sundews is essential to their growth, and these have been well-fed on gnats and betta fish pellets. Devon of Sundews-Etc. believes feeding sundews regularly will keep them alive and thriving, despite certain varieties being known as annuals (only living for one year). We’ll have to see how D. nidiformis is doing post-flowering. But for now, onto the pretty photos!

The first bloom was actually two simultaneous flowers! The tiny, pink flowers of carnivorous sundew, Drosera nidiformis. Click to see more!

The tiny, pink flowers of carnivorous sundew, Drosera nidiformis. Click to see more!

Just as quickly as they appeared, they closed up.

The tiny, pink flowers of carnivorous sundew, Drosera nidiformis. Click to see more!

The next bloom was a single flower that opened two days later. I took the opportunity to shoot several different macro shots of it.

The tiny, pink flowers of carnivorous sundew, Drosera nidiformis. Click to see more!

The tiny, pink flowers of carnivorous sundew, Drosera nidiformis. Click to see more!

The tiny, pink flowers of carnivorous sundew, Drosera nidiformis. Click to see more!

The tiny, pink flowers of carnivorous sundew, Drosera nidiformis. Click to see more!

The colors between the first and second set of photos are slightly different because white balance and exposure settings were slightly different in my camera.

These shots were so much fun to take! Shooting these reminded me of some early projects I shot back in my college days. Maybe one day I’ll dig those out to show. 😉

I hope you enjoyed this simple drosera flower post! If you did, feel free to leave me a comment! Enjoy the rest of your week, friends!

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