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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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5 of 5 Perfect September 13, 2019
Reviewer: Bonnie V. from Brooklyn, NY United States  
Arrived in beautiful condition and very healthy. It has been thriving in a south window and having the occasional snack of a fungus gnat from my many other plant pots. I am officially hooked on carnivorous plants.

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5 of 5 Arrived on time in good condition April 28, 2019
Reviewer: Levi  
The plant was put together for shipping very well and arrived healthy. My new drosera capensis now enjoys its new home by the window sill!

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5 of 5 Beautiful large plants. Perfectly packed. April 21, 2019
Reviewer: Ted Fuchs from Newburgh, IN United States  


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5 of 5 great plants and arrived in excellent condition April 2, 2019
Reviewer: William from Washington, DC United States  
The plats I' ordered arrived in superb condition - well packed and undamaged in travel across the country. THe instruction guide was really helpful to get the plants going. I had an additional follow-up question and I got a timely and helpful response. I subsequently came back and bought more. Great, knowledgeable company with great service.

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5 of 5 March 10, 2019
Reviewer: Jamie Hardilek from Dallas, TX United States  


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