This variety of Cape sundew is a truly remarkable plant.
It has dark red leaves and dark red flowers. To maintain this
level of redness, you will need to grow this plant in full sun
conditions. In fall and winter, its leaves lose some of its redness, but it perks up again in spring and summer when light levels are stronger. While the other varieties of Cape sundew prefer bright and
cool conditions, this variety prefers bright and warm conditions.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot and is expected to reach flowering maturity in 1-2 seasons. All plants were propagated on-site from proven mother plants in our collection.
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Coastal mountains of South Africa.
Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.
Size of Adult Plants
5 inches tall.
Partial sun. A south window with several hours of direct sunlight is ideal.
Use mineral-free water or water low in minerals (less than 50 parts per million). Keep the soil wet by setting the plant in a dish of standing water.
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.
Tolerant of very cool temperatures, but protect from frost.