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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.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 89 Write a review »

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4 of 5 Cape Sundew July 15, 2020
Reviewer: Willie Crutcher II from Toney, AL United States  
I was satisfied with my purchase. Thanks look forward to doing more business with you guys in the future.

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2 of 5 Looks cool July 13, 2020
Reviewer: Neal Crowley from Water Valley, MS United States  
first time trying to grow one it is pretty small it only catches gnats and Ants Cant catch and hold on to flys guess it dosnt produce strong enough Glue yet it still looks pretty healthy so i think it will be ok for the rest of this year.

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5 of 5 Perfect July 1, 2020
Reviewer: Shawn from Nashua  
My sundew was in good health on arrival and is now thriving following their included instructions.  Could not be happier.

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5 of 5 Awesome plant June 11, 2020
Reviewer: Jeffery Chamberlin from Fall River, MA United States  
Plant arrived in good health, well packed and fair priced. Great to do business with.

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5 of 5 perfect plants! May 14, 2020
Reviewer: Amy from Syracuse, NY United States  
my sundews arrived in excellent condition, got their dew back within a few days, and are helping control my fungus gnat population.

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