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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 October 6, 2019
Reviewer: James from Washington, DC United States  


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5 of 5 Big & healthy August 4, 2019
Reviewer: David F. from Kingston, WA United States  
Started growing right away and The capensis also had a couple small ones beside it. Won't shop elsewhere in the future if I can get it here.

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5 of 5 July 30, 2019
Reviewer: Caro Antifa from Ridgewood , NY United States  
The plants are growing so well after following the instructions provided. Great packaging and arrived on time. Will definitely order more in the future

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5 of 5 July 29, 2019
Reviewer: Mark Munoz from Anaheim, CA United States  


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4 of 5 Red Means Grow! July 8, 2019
Reviewer: Kurt Miller from Anaheim, CA United States  
Your red leaf capensis has the most vivid red leaves of any cultivar I've purchased. Amazing plant!

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