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Drosera capensis, White Leaf
Drosera capensis, White Leaf
 
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General Description
 
This naturally occurring variety of the Cape sundew, Drosera capensis, has very little red pigment. For most of the year, the tentacles are white. During the summer or in very bright sunny conditions, the tentacles turn pink. Each leaf is covered with sticky gooey dew. When an fly lands on it, the leaf slowly curls around it to get the most out of the insect. This variety produces white flowers in early spring through early summer.

As a mountainous species, this plant likes a very sunny, but cool, window. It may slow down significantly during the hottest parts of summer, but watch it take off again when the weather cools down a bit.
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.

Please watch the monthly video podcast for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
Coastal mountains of South Africa.

Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
5 inches tall.

Sunlight
Partial sun. A south window with several hours of direct sunlight is ideal.

Water
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.

Soil
Use 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite (or washed river sand). Avoid fertilizers, regular garden soil, and compost.

Cold Tolerance
Tolerant of very cool temperatures, but protect from frost.

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! March 25, 2018
Reviewer: trieu luong from boston, MA United States  
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February 20, 2018
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Excellent February 12, 2018
Reviewer: Richmond Parker from Oxford, MA United States  
Growing well in the greenhouse...

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November 19, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from NY United States  
Plant arrived in great shape fast shipping.

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Vigorous August 14, 2017
Reviewer: Michael Milan from Holly, MI United States  
The growth of this plant is very vigorous.  Mild shade seems to suit it.  The quality of the plant and packaging is excellent.

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