Most pygmy Drosera go dormant in their native habitat during the dry, hot summer, but apparently this is not a requirement for successful growth as we and many other growers have grown them the year around with no apparent problems. To mimic nature, the soil should be almost dry during the dormant, summer season. In nature the roots extend down to a considerable depth, so that while the surface soil is dry, the root ends are in damp soil. Therefore, the lower layer of soil should be at least slightly damp. During dormancy, the plants will produce a bud in the crown area that will survive the dry season from which growth sprouts when conditions are suitable.

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