Drosera, commonly known as sundew, is the most common carnivorous plant with over 190 species. It is also the best option for those who have not planted carnivorous plants yet as it is relatively undemanding. Sundews are perennial grasses, sometimes with a tuberous thickened stem. They have rounded, oblong petiolate or sessile leaves in most species collected in a dense basal rosette. The edge and upper surfaces of the leaves are covered with large glandular hairs, irritable to contact, and secreting mucus. These hairs serve as a trap for insects. They are attracted to pellets at the tips of Drosera as they contain sweet nectar. After the insect has fallen into the plant's trap, the hairs twist at an angle necessary for digesting food. The prey dies quickly, its body dries up, and the plant digests it.
To grow sundew at home, you need wet soil that is poor in nutrients. It is best to use a 1:1 mix of peat moss and sand/perlite as soil. If you live in an area inhabited by sundew naturally, you can put it on the street, and it will feed itself almost all the time. If you want to keep it inside, provide your plant with houseflies, ants, spiders, gnats, moths, and fruit flies.