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.
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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.