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 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.