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: Plants come potted in 2 inch pots. Each pot contains several plants. Pygmy sundews are small, this species reaches a maximum of 0.25 inches across.
Mature size: 0.25 inches 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
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.