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Drosera capensis
Drosera capensis
 
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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.

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: 47 Write a review »

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Drosera capensis February 26, 2017
Reviewer: Marcus from Hartford, WI United States  
Arrived extremely healthy.  Has tripled  in size  and is growing great!

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My grandchildren love it. February 23, 2017
Reviewer: David Meadows from Marlton, NJ  
I ordered my Cape Sundew less than two months ago. It arrived in perfect condition and is thriving on our kitchen window sill. Because it is still winter here and there are no insects yet available for it to catch, my grandchildren have been feeding it rehydrated blood worms, and it has already produced new sprouts.

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Beautiful plant Arrived on time February 13, 2017
Reviewer: James Covington from Simpsonville , SC United States  
My cape sundew looked great straight out of the box and is currently thriving on my window sill. It is already producing new sprouts and starting to clump

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Drosera capensis, Broad Leaf November 13, 2016
Reviewer: Charles Gierke from Show Low, AZ United States  
My D. capensis arrived in great shape an appears to have acclimated to out outdoor conditions.

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Excellent! November 1, 2016
Reviewer: Michael Marquette from Dayton, OH United States  
The quality of the plants and care taken in packing/shipping them shows how passionate you are about your plants and want your customers to enjoy them as much as you do.

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