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Drosera capensis
Drosera capensis


 
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General Description
 
The perfect beginner's plant! Named for its natural habitat, the cape region of South Africa, Cape sundews grow vigorously and produces large leaves at maturity. Each leaf is covered with sticky gooey dew. When a fly lands on it, the leaf slowly curls around it to get the most out of the insect. Look for tall stalks of purple flowers as the plant matures, and watch them ripen with seed.

A cool-tropical species, Drosera capensis likes a very sunny window with mild temperatures. It may slow down significantly during the hottest parts of summer, but watch it take off again when the weather cools down. Bright light is key to growing it!

Our Cape sundews have very wide leaves, and when fully mature, the entire plant can grow to a diameter of 7 inches.
Plants You Receive
Your plant will be shipped potted in a 3-inch pot and will reach flowering maturity within a growing season. 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 essential growing tips for the season.

Natural Habitat
Coastal mountains of South Africa.

Type of Plant
Tropical plant for indoor growing.

Size of Adult Plants
Leaves may reach 4 inches.

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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January 22, 2019
Reviewer: Karlie Ligore from University Heights, OH United States  


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January 6, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
The plant I ordered arrived healthy and robust and in fantastic condition.It is thriving.

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Great grower with voracious appetite January 4, 2019
Reviewer: Travis from White haven , PA United States  
This thing is like a weed, it doesn't stop growing; tells how healthy it is, and of course, it's already taking in a good feed. Excellent plant

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Very happy with my purchase December 30, 2018
Reviewer: jeff from Spartanburg, SC United States  
No problems receiving my 2 sundews. They are a great addition to my collection. Growing like weeds! Thanks

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Awesomely quirky December 30, 2018
Reviewer: AT from La Puente, CA United States  
Arrived in great condition...plant has a quirkiness to it that I love...thanks for the great plants every time!!!

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