Pygmy Sundew Gemmae Production
I have a Drosera nitidula x pulchella (a pygmy) that is making gemmae. I was very happy, because this is an adorable plant and i'd love to have more. The only issue is, that the mother plants are looking miserable while doing it. Of the two little guys in the pot, one has all its "pads" at the tips of leaves (where the goo is) all dried up, and the other seems better, but its still rather miserable.
Its in a ten gallon glass tank, with all my other tropical carnivorous plants (Drosera, Utricularia, and Nepenthes) which are doing well. The lighting is two compact fluorescent lights equivalent to 40 watts. I use fresh rain water i've gathered/fresh snow i melted, kept from a range of a quarter of an inch deep, to two inches.