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Drosera capensis, White Leaf
Drosera capensis, White Leaf


 
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General Description
 
This naturally occurring variety of Drosera capensis, the Cape sundew, has very little, if any, red pigment. For most of the year, the tentacles are white. During the summer or in very bright sunny conditions, the tentacles turn pink. Each leaf is covered with sticky dew. When an fly lands on it, the leaf slowly curls around it to get the most out of the insect. This variety produces dozens of white flowers in early spring through early summer on tall stalks.

As a cool-tropical species, this plant likes a very sunny, but cool, window. It may slow down significantly during the hottest parts of summer, but watch it take off again when the weather cools down a bit.
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: 45 Write a review »

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2 of 5 Sundew August 12, 2020
Reviewer: John Foreman from San Diego, CA United States  
Just isn’t doing well :( it’s right next to another cape sundew that is doing great.

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5 of 5 Healthy and Awesome Plant August 9, 2020
Reviewer: Nicole Bozzuto from Bloomfield , NJ United States  
My sundew arrived healthy and happy and has helped control our home fly problem. Cool looking plant that is a great addition to our home. Very satisfied!

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5 of 5 Online Ordering August 3, 2020
Reviewer: Mike Wilensky from VALLEJO, CA United States  
Ordering my plant was quick and easy. The price was right, too. The plant arrived safely in two days.

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5 of 5 Alba July 28, 2020
Reviewer: Max Krutchen from Birmingham, AL United States  
Has been growing very nicely for me. Arrived in good shape and even had a nice spatulata growing in pot as well.

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5 of 5 excellent plant July 21, 2020
Reviewer: Yair Tamayo from Katy, TX United States  
excellent packaging, very healthy

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