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Californian in DC
I got bored, so I took a few photos.

First is not a pygmy, but Drosera multifida "Extrema"
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/drwurm/3676735553/" title="Drosera Multifida "Extrema" by DrWurm, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2428/3676735553_ab85cd2641.jpg" width="500" height="382" alt="Drosera Multifida "Extrema"" /></a>

Here is a very nice looking D. echinoblastus plant. Unfortunately, this one aborted its flower stalk earlier this year for some reason, before I could see its showy orange flowers.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/drwurm/3677551528/" title="Drosera Echinoblastus: Mini-Shrub by DrWurm, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3591/3677551528_fcfff50b22.jpg" width="500" height="417" alt="Drosera Echinoblastus: Mini-Shrub" /></a>

Here's another one that started doing poorly for a while, but is now coming back nicely.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/drwurm/3676737861/" title="Drosera Echinoblastus: Coming Back by DrWurm, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2561/3676737861_d8ec52ddf4.jpg" width="500" height="415" alt="Drosera Echinoblastus: Coming Back" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/drwurm/3677552238/" title="Drosera Echinoblastus: Connect The Dots... by DrWurm, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2674/3677552238_90a225b26c.jpg" width="500" height="398" alt="Drosera Echinoblastus: Connect The Dots..." /></a>

Now for D. sargentii. For some reason, this species seems to be rather testy. I had great success with gemmae, but then a lot of the plants started to blacken off for some reason. This is my best looking one.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/drwurm/3676738653/" title="Drosera Sargentii by DrWurm, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2475/3676738653_1ea68088ed.jpg" width="500" height="424" alt="Drosera Sargentii" /></a>

Here's one that almost kicked the bucket, but is coming back now
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/drwurm/3677554258/" title="Drosera Sargentii by DrWurm, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2547/3677554258_750ac2c761.jpg" width="500" height="495" alt="Drosera Sargentii" /></a>

The second has to be my favorite. All of the tentacles look like little eyes.
Gorgeous! :)
Beautiful photos of really nice plants!
Thanks for sharing.
Nice macro shots! :)
They'll go on that website soon that uses your shots (forget the name)
Wonderful pictures and great plants! Thanx for sharing!
  • #10
I need your camera. NOW.

Haha, excellent macros, especially the super-macro. :) I gotta love the D. echinoblastus, looks like a dewy cactus.
  • #11
Excellent macros! Was this taken with the reverse lens?
  • #12
Thanks for the encouraging comments everyone!

Excellent macros! Was this taken with the reverse lens?

Yup, all of them are done using my reversed lens.

  • #13
Woderful shots!

Keep in mind that most pygmy Drosera will rot if kept sopping wet in extreme hot temps...(a problem I have with them here in Fl., if not careful.) Some do just seem to go almost dormant when too wet/hot as well. The trick seems to be to keep the bottom half of the pot wet and the top a bit drier....... ;)

Happy Growing,

  • #14
An ~3 cm top layer of pure sand is often recommended for growing pygmy Drosera. This might help in your conditions.
  • #15
Thanks for the advice guys. Maybe when I get a new batch of gemmae this fall, I'll try that out.

  • #16
My sentiments exactly! Having mine outside ended up killing at least four varieties and the rest look dreadful. Glad I kept the newest gemmae sprouts inside.