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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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Lovely, healthy plants August 16, 2018
Reviewer: Diana Stacey from Columbus, OH United States  
Lovely, healthy plants arrived carefully packaged.  Very pleased.

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August 14, 2018
Reviewer: jordan cookus from lincoln, NE United States  


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Out of this world ! July 28, 2018
Reviewer: Harry B. from Cutler Bay, FL United States  
This plant is out of this world! IT looks beautiful and exotic and i'm amazed how many bugs it catches

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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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