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Thread: Adventures in Drosera species:  Pygmy Sundews

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    Tamlin,

    Elegant and beautiful [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Keep up the great work.


    I am in Atlanta and growing mine outdoors since March. I have the pulchella x ericksoniae hybrid Tamlin mentioned (from him, Thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] ) and a hybrid that I think is pulchella x nitidula but I do not know from where it came (it just appeared in my binata multifida pot.) The p x n is growing in live sphag and is a little bigger than a quarter. It flowers constantly (15 scapes since June.) The p x e is in peat sand. It didn't grow too great for me because it dried out while I was on my honeymoon and all the plants went dormant (important note, once the plant goes dormant no amount of watering will break it out you just have to wait for it to cool down again. My plants were little fuzzy cones untill a week ago when the temps dropped, now they are nickel sized.) I plan on leaving both plants outside for the winter only putting them in the closet on really cold days/nights.
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    Hi Tamlin

    Excellent post on these veritable jewels of the CP world. I grow all my pygmies, under glass in full sun in my conservatory with a max. summer temps occasionally over 35C (95F)and a min. winter temp. of 7C (45F) and they love it. My favorites are definately the large metallic orange flowered species, I grow two; D. callistos and D. sewelliae, and use 5 inch deep pots. I have have found that removing some of the flower scapes (not all, the flowers are their crowning glory) you can prevent summer dormancy in these tricky, yet beautiful species.

    This year a few D. pulchella popped up in a large pot of Sarras outside, they must of hitched a ride as gemmae with a D. binata that I planted in there. They have grown really well all Summer, but I doubt that they will make it through the English Winter.

    Keep up the good work
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    I have one question about pygmys. drosera scorpiodes, can it really reach two inches across? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] thats the size of an average drosera aliciae. or is it considered a pygmy because it produces gemmae?thanks,
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    I've just had my ruler out. My largest D. scorpoides is 2.25 inches across (tentacle tip to tentacle tip) and just over 3.5 inches high. So yes they can reach 2 inches across.

    They are called a pygmy species because they are related to the other pygmy species (Drosera subgenus Rorella section Rorella), D. scorpoides is just a large member of this group of mostly very small plants.

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    2.25 in! wow! where did you get it? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Ooh pygmy sundews sound so cute hahah!
    And that article was definitely worth the read!
    Good article Tamlin!

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    Spectabilis

    I got my original D. scorpoides at an UK CPS meeting, I have lots now. They produce very large gemmae, which grow rapidly into mature plants after a year or so.

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    Tamlin, maybe you and some other pygmy growers post some pictures? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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