Drosera sewelliae

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Drosera sewelliae

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Yes, forming gemmae.
Native Range: Peaty wetlands of Southwestern Australia.
Zones: 10 (9-11).

Drosera sewelliae, is an easy-to-grow pygmy sundews with the largest of all Pygmy flowers. It is medium size for a pygmy with wonderful orange to red leaves in a dense rosette. The leaves resemble little cherry lollipops with green stems. As it matures, the rosette grows upward, leaving a pretty column of sticky leaves below. 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 orange to red maroon petals and distinctive dark stamens. They have a sweet fragrance and stay open, day and night, for several days. 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. sewelliae is a pretty little pygmy. 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.

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