8 Things You Might Not Know About Byblis


Many people ask questions about Byblis and other carnivorous plants, and it’s understandable. Carnivorous plants are fascinating and different from most houseplants—so there’s plenty to learn and discover about them. 🌸🌿

You can check my free guide if you want to learn about how to grow them in the Philippines, but if you want to learn more, check out these 8 facts below!

1. Byblis is not a drosera/sundew

Is byblis a sundew? Even though they look similar because of their sticky leaves, especially if you compare the Byblis to Drosera Indica, Byblis is actually not a sundew at all. They’re more closely related to Pinguiculas, or butterworts.

Byblis     Drosera indica - not a byblis
byblis on the left – drosera indica on the right

If you have trouble telling drosera apart from Byblis, check their stems: Byblis stems are covered in sticky mucilage, just like their leaves. Drosera indica only has mucilage on its leaves, and its stem is a plain, non-sticky stalk.
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