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Drosera capensis
Drosera capensis
Price: $9.95
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Item Number:: 23011

General Description
Named for its natural habitat, Cape Town, South Africa, this plant grows vigorously and produces rather large leaves at maturity. Each leaf is covered with sticky gooey dew. When a fly lands on it, the leaf slowly curls around it to get the most out of the insect. Look for purple flowers as the plant matures.

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

Our particular clones of Cape sundew produces wide leaves. When fully mature, the entire plant can grow to a diameter of 7 inches. This is an excellent plant for the first-time grower.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in 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.

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.

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

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February 18, 2018
Reviewer: Francine Tchan from PLEASANT HILL, CA United States  

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Two plants in one pot... February 12, 2018
Reviewer: Richmond Parker from Oxford, MA United States  
Excellent plants that have recouped their dew and are eating away!

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Beautiful plant February 5, 2018
Reviewer: Andrew from Gaston, OR United States  
Can't say enough about the care given to make sure it arrived safely and healthy. This is a beautiful little plant that has grown vigorously, its already formed three fully developed heads in a short time. Also it looks amazing when it catches the sun just right, the red and green together seem to glow.

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First Carnivorous plant order January 14, 2018
Reviewer: Mark. from Sparks, NV United States  
Absolutely blown away by the quality of the plants, and almost more impressed with Sarracenia Northwests packaging.
Plants arrived in perfect condition.  And are now thriving.
I will be ordering more in the near future.

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January 7, 2018
Reviewer: Marshall Conover from Presto, PA United States  
Beautiful plant, arrived healthy, and has been healthy for the last month, during which I've followed the included instructions.

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