Drosera scorpioides (Pygmy Sundew)

Drosera scorpioides (Pygmy Sundew)

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Pygmy sundews are tiny, jewel-like sundews from Southwest Australia. Most are around the size of a nickel, but D. scorpioides reigns supreme as the largest pygmy sundew. They can grow up to 2-3" tall over the course of several years if they are not exposed to extreme temperatures. There are multiple plants per plug.

This plant will be shipped bare-root with a 3" plastic pot and enough top-quality New Zealand long-fiber sphagnum moss to fill it. Planting and growing instructions will also be included.

APPEARANCE: Drosera scorpioides is a small-sized sundew with delicate, thread-like leaves. The leaves are covered in tiny, glandular tentacles that secrete a sticky substance known as mucilage. This mucilage serves as a trap to capture and digest small insects.

TRAP MECHANISM: The sticky tentacles of Drosera scorpioides act as traps, luring unsuspecting insects to their demise. When an insect comes into contact with the sticky mucilage, the tentacles bend inward, ensnaring the prey. The plant then releases enzymes to break down and digest the captured insect, absorbing its nutrients.

NATIVE HABITAT: Drosera scorpioides is native to regions of Australia, particularly in wet and swampy environments. It can often be found growing in sphagnum moss, peat bogs, or other areas with high moisture content.