Drosera regia leaves are shaped like swords, but don’t stab. Instead, like most sundews, they stick and grasp onto prey. With 2 foot (0.6 m) leaves, prey options are vast. Leaf movement can be dramatic, with both glands and full leaves coiling around prey to increase surface area relative to the insect – a means of extracting maximum nutrients. The tenticular glands produce a thick, sticky mucilage that helps the giant leaves adhere to prey.
The plants slowly grow stems over the top of older leaves. Thick roots frequently sprout new plants, forming clumping carnivorous bushes.
Flowers are 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm) wide, a deep pink color, and cluster along 2 foot (0.6 m) flower stalks. Drosera regia flowering is a draining process, and will weaken the plant over time. Feel free to remove flowers to sustain healthy growth.