Ease to Grow: Moderate.
Dormancy: Yes, forming gemmae.
Native Range: Peaty wetlands of Southeastern and Southwestern Australia.
Zones: 9-10 (8-11).
Drosera pygmaea, is the runt of the family. It makes up for its micro-size with its intensely red rosette of traps. The centers of which are white and hairy. 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 single, small, white flowers with four petals. They do not seed readily in cultivation. It does however, produce 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. pygmaea is a pygmy's pygmy. D. pygmaea is the only true Pygmy Sundew to grow outside of Western Australia. It has a wide coastal range in the Southeast. 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 are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.
Height: 0.25" - 0.5".
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.