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Drosera capensis, Red Leaf
Drosera capensis, Red Leaf
 
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General Description
 
This variety of Cape sundew is a truly remarkable plant. It has dark red leaves and dark red flowers. To maintain this level of redness, you will need to grow this plant in full sun conditions. In fall and winter, its leaves lose some of its redness, but it perks up again in spring and summer when light levels are stronger. While the other varieties of Cape sundew prefer bright and cool conditions, this variety prefers bright and warm conditions.
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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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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Red Leaf Capensis July 17, 2018
Reviewer: Kip Rode from San Diego, CA United States  
Got my new red leaf D. Capensis about a month ago.  I seemed to be asleep but has now woken up and is growing just fine. Looking forward to it flowering so I can have some seeds to grow.  D. Capensis grow like weeds.

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Awesome plant July 15, 2018
Reviewer: Adam Hegler from Hueytown, AL United States  
My red cape has doubled in size.  Doing really good.

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Amazing Shop June 26, 2018
Reviewer: Amber Mars from Houston, TX United States  
My sundew came intact and still moist. Immediately put in standing water (using distilled) and it has flourished since! It's on my windowsill since the temp in Texas is way too hot for them to tolerate. They've even caught some knats! So happy and satisfied with all the advice and service I have received from this site. Will purchase again and definitely recommend!!

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Sundew, Red Leaf June 26, 2018
Reviewer: W David Wallace from Boyertown, PA United States  
Arrived in great shape and is doing well. Packaged very well.

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red leaf June 16, 2018
Reviewer: steven porter from jax, FL United States  
very nice plant arrived fast and packaged with care

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