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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. Instead of the typical green, the entire plant is blood red. To maintain its extreme color, you will need to grow this plant in absolutely the brightest light possible. In fall and winter, its leaves may lose some of its redness, but it perks up again in spring and summer when strong light levels return. 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.

Please watch the monthly video for examples of how your plant may look at this time of the year and important growing tips for the season.

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.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 101 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Drosera capensis red leaf June 5, 2020
Reviewer: John Azary from Panama City Beach, FL United States  
I received my plants promptly. It was healthy and red. But after 3 months now, it's growing well with a new baby coming out from the main plant. But I'm not understanding why the plant isn't as red a I thought? The new growth is green stem and leaf with red tentacles. I thought it would stay very red throughout? But overall I'm happy with my purchase.

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5 of 5 Absolutely stunning June 4, 2020
Reviewer: Russell Luna from Portland , OR United States  
My drosera has grown new arms since I’ve got them in the mail and are so very good at catching gnats that come from having indoor plants can’t wait to get more

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5 of 5 Beautiful Deep Red Color May 18, 2020
Reviewer: Alyssa Newton from Gresham, OR United States  
As the title says, I received a gorgeous plant!  It hasn’t missed a beat and is continuing to put out lovely red leaves for me.  I would also like to mention that SN packs their plants quite nicely and includes great little growing brochures for you!

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5 of 5 Beautiful May 10, 2020
Reviewer: Jim from Northfield, OH United States  
Growing like crazy.

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5 of 5 March 15, 2020
Reviewer: robert fogliasso from perris, CA United States  
As always Fantastic

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