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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: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 25 Write a review »

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Has been dying slowly over the last month June 10, 2019
Reviewer: Paige Heinen from Hopkins, MN United States  
Despite following all care instructions, my three Drosera have been slowly losing leaves. When they arrived they had no dew, and I thought that might be a result of stress from travel, but they have never had more than a little dew and have been losing their arms one by one with rotting starting at the end of the leaf. At the beginning I didn't feel it was serious enough to contact customer service but it's clear now that there's not much I can do :( .  *** RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST ***  We're always here to help you!  I checked my messages, and I didn't see any from you.  There are several factors that affect a plant's health, and without knowing the specifics on how you have been caring for the plant, I can't diagnose the problem.  Lack of sufficient sunlight is the number 1 reason for sundew death.  Make sure to grow your plant is in a very sunny windowsill with several hours of direct sunligt.  High-mineral water is also major factor for sundew death.  Make sure to read the information provided in the yellow brochure that came with your plants.  If you need further assistance, visit the Carnivorous Plant Help page.  You can find the link at the bottom of this page.

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It comes with Dew! June 9, 2019
Reviewer: Xiaoxuan Chen from Princeton, NJ United States  
this is the first ever sundew that I got online comes with dews on its leaves. Very impressive plant and I am very happy with it.

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Great packaging, great little plant June 2, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from CARROLLTON, TX United States  
thriving on my office windowsill happily taking care of my gnat problem.

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Happy! May 19, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from HORTONVILLE, WI United States  


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April 15, 2019
Reviewer: William Kemnitzer from Central lake, MI United States  


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