Drosera sargentii

/Drosera sargentii

Drosera sargentii

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Drosera sargentii is a pygmy sundew native to Western Australia in the Esperance and Cape Arid regions. It is easy to identify by the tuft of white hairs that cover the bud. These hairs, also known as stipules, attach to the base of each leaf and offer protection during the hot, dry summers while the plant is dormant. Once fall arrives with more moderate temperatures and increased moisture, D. sargentii resumes active growth and begins to produce gemmae.

Size and packing method: Because pygmy sundews have fragile roots, plants are shipped in small plugs of soil with biodegradable wrappers. Upon arrival, pot the soil plug including the wrapper to avoid root disturbance. Each plug contains multiple plants.

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Description

 Growing requirements

Mature size: 1/4 inch in diameter
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
Humidity: 50-90%
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
Temperature: 40-90°F
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.

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