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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.

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5 of 5 Really Great Plants November 3, 2019
Reviewer: Sandra from Texas  
They came very well packaged. The plants themselves were really healthy. It took them a couple of days to fully recover but they are doing great.  Very pleased and happy with my purchase and looking forward to watching them grow.

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5 of 5 Red leaf October 28, 2019
Reviewer: Bruce Cassem from Portland, OR United States  
Very healthy and gorgeous

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5 of 5 A lovely sundew October 25, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Madison, WI United States  
It arrived in good condition, and regained its dew after a few days of watering with RO. It has extended several new leaves, and is happily capturing fruit flies that come for my compost bucket.

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5 of 5 October 20, 2019
Reviewer: Kristen Peterka from Littleton, CO United States  


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5 of 5 Quality October 20, 2019
Reviewer: doug from INDEPENDENCE, OR United States  
Beautiful plant or should I say plants because there was three now there's two more little ones trying to come up. This plant has almost replaced all its branches in just over a month. The newest leaves are spectacular and boy are they catching bugs!

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