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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.

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5 of 5 Drosera capensis, White February 25, 2020
Reviewer: James C. Fife from River Ridge, LA United States  
Excellent robust specimen, ready to grow without transplant shock.  Beautiful in bright sun, has doubled in size already with many new leaves!

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5 of 5 Could not be more satisfied! January 19, 2020
Reviewer: Nick from Walker, LA United States  
This was my second plant from Sarracenia Northwest, and like the first it arrived healthy and perfectly packaged. Great plants, great customer service, and great prices. I have no reason to shop anywhere else!

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5 of 5 January 5, 2020
Reviewer: Angela Stevens from Pawtucket, RI United States  


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4 of 5 January 5, 2020
Reviewer: Levi from TX United States  


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5 of 5 September 3, 2019
Reviewer: cheryl shepard from Rockmart, GA United States  


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