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Cape Sundew Collection
Drosera capensis
 
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Price: $25.95

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Item Number:: 20001
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General Description
 
This unique collection contains three different varieties of Cape sundew - white leaf, red leaf, and Big Pink. Big Pink is a selective hybrid of white leaf and red leaf, and it grows much more vigorously and much larger than its parent plants! When sold individually, these three plants retail for $34.85. Get them as a collection for only $25.95.

Plants You Receive
Each plant will be individually potted a 3-inch pot and will reach flowering maturity within a growing season. 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 essential growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
Coastal mountains of South Africa.

Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
Leaves may reach 4 inches.

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.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

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Trapping insects within a month January 25, 2014
Reviewer: Julie from Philadelphia, PA United States  
These arrived healthy and covered in dew. I was surprised to see the albino catch a fruit fly within a few weeks of arrival--I expected it would need much more time to acclimate before it eps as ready to feed. The narrow-leaf sundew started catching flies a week after that.

The red sundew hasn't been as robust. It wasn't particularly red when it arrived, and due to the lighting I'm providing at the moment (adequate, but not great with natural light limited, and supplemented with fluorescents). Although it hasn't caught any flies like the other two, it is still growing new leaves and looks pretty good. I added a second light, and I hope when we get more natural sun in the spring it will respond accordingly.

All told this was an excellent purchase. A very reasonable price for healthy, well-packaged, and well-shipped plants with informative care instructions. I even got some moss at the base if the plants I'm hoping to prop up!

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Sundews December 8, 2013
Reviewer: Jeff Wilcox from Kansas City, MO United States  
Love this site!

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Three tropical drosera plants November 18, 2013
Reviewer: Delora Hilleary from Boise, ID United States  
I've raised tropical drosera from this store before back in college, and I decided to get new plants for my new apartment!  So I ordered three of the same kind.

All three plants arrived healthy and well-packaged.  I was quick to unwrap them and put them in dishes with distilled water, and all three plants have been thriving since.

Indeed, the brighter the sun the better these plants do - the particular plant in the brightest window of my house is now the largest plant.

The instructions for care are good and the plants are just as described.  I would happily order from here again!

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enjoyed November 18, 2013
Reviewer: philip Foster from albany, OR United States  
enjoyed the plants

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