Netjer

Terrarium Pygmies

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I'm planning a semi-planted terrarium, with some plants being planted and some being in pots. Of those I'm hoping to plant I'm really hoping to include some pygmy sundews.
 

From what I've read some pygmies have very long root systems, but I'm aiming to have 10cm of growing medium at most (terrarium will only be 45cm tall). Any suggestions on which ones could be suitable for planting in medium of this depth?

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I wouldn't worry about it too much, just get some that you like, and that are visible without a magnifying glass (Drosera pulchella is an excellent fit, in my opinion). Start them from gemmae for the best results. If roots hit something on their way down, they grow around it. If it's the bottom of a pot, they'll just grow sideways.

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Exactly what i wanted to hear, thanks carambola!

It may be time for me to look into picking up pulchella, pearl and scorpioides then. :biggrin:

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