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

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5 of 5 Drosera capensis, Red leaf February 25, 2020
Reviewer: James C. Fife from River Ridge, LA United States  
Excellent robust specimen, ready to grow without transplant shock in proper soil mix.  Many new leaves less than one month since arrival - I'm feeding it Daddy Longlegs already!

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5 of 5 Beautiful plants February 23, 2020
Reviewer: Eileen Pryor from Kalispell, MT United States  
Beautiful plants, well packaged, came w a heat pack (thank you) they have literally exploded with new growth, I am hoping to get a grow light to help w its energy but it's doing super.

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5 of 5 February 10, 2020
Reviewer: Georgia Luiz from Fairfield, CA United States  


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5 of 5 Sundews & Pitcher Plants February 9, 2020
Reviewer: Susan Campbell from Berkeley Springs , WV United States  
These are my first carnivorous plant, not counting venus fly traps I got as a kid. I'm very pleased with the speed they arrived and all in great condition. Plenty of growing instructions were included.  All of them are still alive and thriving (pitcher plants are planted outside and are dormant now, but healthy).

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