Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Yes, forming gemmae.
Native Range: Peaty wetlands of Southwestern Australia.
Zones: 10 (9-11).
Drosera occidentalis, is a medium sized, and easy-to-grow pygmy sundew. It forms a loose rosette of traps that have thin green petioles and red-orange colored traps. It keeps its traps year round. It prefers a sunny, humid spot with sandy-peat soil in the growing season, and drier, but not totally dry soil in the winter, when it goes dormant. It flowers mid summer with numerous pink-orange flowers. They do not seed readily in cultivation. It does however, produce numerous gemmae in the winter, which can be harvested when they darken slightly. The gemmae can be sown immediately on the surface of the pot, or stored cool and damp for a short period. D. occidentalis is a charming little sundew.
This selection comes from gemmae and are identical to the parents.
Note: All pygmy sundews, by their very nature, are quite small, smaller than a dime. They are called pygmies for a reason.
Plants shipped bare-root, wrapped in sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of the species and not the plant shipped.
Height: 0.5" - 0.75".
Plant Type: Perennial, tropical.
Soil: Upper Bog Mix or General CP Mix.
Light: Bright to partial bright.
Use: Grows well indoors or in the greenhouse.