Description Of Plants Commercially Available

"Bannister Pale Pink" A rosette with 6-10 pink flowers per scape. Petiole about 0.6 in. (1.5 cm) long with an oval blade whose diameter is about 0.08 in. (2 mm).

D. glanduligera A rosette with 1 or 2 scapes and up to 20 red flowers on each. Leaves yellowish green. Petiole tends to be linear and about 0.3 in. (8 mm) long with an oval blade with a diameter of about 0.2 in. (5 mm).

"Lake Badgebup White Flower" A rosette with 1-3 scapes with 1 flower on each. Petiole tends to be linear about 0.4 in. (1 cm) long with a roundish blade whose diameter is about 0.08 in. (2 mm).

  1. miniata A basal rosette with 2-5 scapes and 2-8 red flowers on each. Petiole tends to be linear and about 0.3 in. (8 mm) long with a roundish blade whose diameter is about 0.08 in. (2 mm). Stipules whitish or brownish yellow.
  2. paleacea A tight rosette with 1-3 scapes and up to 30 white flowers tightly placed on one side of the scape. Petiole tends to be linear and about 0.8 in. (2 cm) long with a roundish blade whose diameter is about 0.12 in. (3 mm). (Photo 4-2)
  3. pulchella A rosette with 1-3 scapes with about 4 flowers per scape. Flowers may be pink, red or orange. Petiole tends to be linear, tapering near the blade and about 0.8 in. (2 cm) long with a round blade whose diameter is about 0.12 in. (3 mm). (Photo 4-3) D. pygmaea A rosette with 1-8 scapes with a single white flower on each. Petiole tends to be linear and about 0.2 in. (5 mm) long with a peltate blade whose diameter is about 0.08 in. (2 mm).

CULTURAL INFORMATION Planting Media

Sphagnum peat moss, milled sphagnum moss, 1 part sphagnum peat moss to 1 part sand (preferably silica sand) or perlite, 1 part sphagnum peat moss to 1 part sand and 1 part perlite.

Milled Spagnum Peat

GEMMA

Fig. 4-4 Pygmae Drosera are small rosette type plants. Gemmae form in the crown area of the leaves. Some gemmae are roundish. Stipules are prominent and quite large in comparison to the leaf blades. Insert illustrates one gemma.

GEMMA

Fig. 4-4 Pygmae Drosera are small rosette type plants. Gemmae form in the crown area of the leaves. Some gemmae are roundish. Stipules are prominent and quite large in comparison to the leaf blades. Insert illustrates one gemma.

Plants grow best in deep pots. The pots should be a minimum of 4 in. (10 cm) deep, but preferably deeper, 6-8 in. (15-20 cm) or more.

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