Drosera scorpioides is rather large for a pygmy sundew and can grow over an inch in diameter. Native to south western Australia, dry summers will cause D. scorpioides to go dormant. However, active growth will resume in the fall when moisture increases and temperatures return to moderate levels. During this time, the plant will produce several modified leaves called gemmae. The gemmae are spring-loaded by small hairs which cause them to burst into the air when struck by raindrops. After landing, the gemmae quickly grow into new plants.
Size and packing method: Plants come potted in 2 inch pots. Each pot contains 1-2 plants about 0.25 – 0.5 inches tall.
Mature size: About 1 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
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: 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.