Drosera platystigma, sometimes called the Black-eyed Sundew, is native to Western Australia near Albany and Perth where it grows in sand and laterite soil. The pygmy sundew produces large orange flowers almost as big as the plant itself. During the dry summers, D. platystigma goes dormant. However, once fall arrives with increased moisture, active growth resumes and the plant begins to produce gemmae.
Size and packing method: Plants come potted in 2 inch pots. Each pot contains 1-2 plants. Pygmy sundews are small, this species reaches a maximum of 0.75 inches across in ideal conditions.
Mature size: Up to 0.75 inches in diameter in ideal conditions
Light: Full sun
Soil: Carnivorous Plant Soil Mix, pure peat or peat-sand mix
Feeding: Feed bugs, dried bloodworms, or fish food every 2-3 weeks
Water: Keep soil wet during active growth and slightly damp during summer dormancy, provide water that is low in salts and minerals such as rain or distilled water
Dormancy period: If kept consistently wet, most pygmy sundews grow well year round and don’t require a dormant period. However, watering less in the summer can help induce dormancy. Shortening the photoperiod in the fall will encourage gemmae production.
Planting and adjustment instructions will be included with your shipment.