This cultivar is a complex cross of Drosera anglica Alaka’i Swamp locality of Hawaii was crossed with (D. ‘Tamlin’ and a pink-flowered D. spatulata from Royal National Park in Sydney, Australia).
When the leaves first unfurl they are a rich olive green with scarlet tentacles, infusing rapidly with color to become fully scarlet or burgundy. The short flower stalks to 16 cm will bear small, 1 cm pink blooms.
Sun: Full sun indoors, or outdoors
Water: Always sitting in distilled or purified water that is at least 1/4 of the pot deep.
Temperature: Does best from 45 degrees to 90 degrees. May tolerate temperatures over 100 degrees for short periods
Dormancy: As a subtropical sundew Scarlet Tears does not need a dormancy period.